Pension Factors

The Retirement Commission approved changes to the "factors" associated with the pension benefit payment options.  These changes were based on a periodic review and analysis of the actual experience of the retirement fund which led to a revision of the actuarial "factors"; this is the first revision since 2009. These changes will take effect for any SERS retiree on or after 1/1/2020 (this will not impact current retirees).

Holiday Party Toy Drive

As we do every year at the A&R Holiday Party, we ask that everyone bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the United Labor Agency.  If you are looking to attend the Holiday Party and have yet to register, please do so, the deadline to purchase a ticket is Tuesday November 26!!!  If you have purchased a ticket, please consider bringing an unwrapped gift with you as a donation to the ULA.

For those who have yet to purchase their ticket to the party, we will accept credit card payments at the A&R Office (in person only) and we are no longer assessing the $1 surcharge for credit card payments for this or any of our other social committee trips/events.  Complete and return the registration form.

For those in need of toys for the holidays, please complete and submit this form to one of the ULA offices liseted on the form (do NOT send it to A&R),

Congratulations!

We would also like to thank all of those who chose to run for local office this election year to serve the public good, we know this is a tough process and it takes courage to put yourself out there for scrutiny.  We were happy to endorse several candidates and we would like to recognize the A&R endorsed candidates who won their local elections.

Congratulations to Jonathan Hand, Coventry Town Council; Shirley Surgeon, Hartford City Council; Robert Pero, New London BOE; and the entire endorsed slate in Colchester (Mary Bylone, Rosemary Coyle, Mary Tomasi, and Michele Wyatt)

Veteran's Day

A&R would like to recognize and thank all of our military veterans, we honor and appreciate your service to our country.

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IT IS ELECTION DAY VOTE!!!!! A&R Endorsed candidates

VOTE TODAY

A&R is proud to endorse the following candidates for local office.  The first four candidates are A&R members and are running for office in local elections.  If you live in any of these towns.

VOTE TODAY

Support the candidates that support collective bargaining.  All endorsed candidates were vetted by our COPE committee and determined to be supportive of working people and their right to unionize.

  • JONATHAN HAND – COVENTRY TOWN COUNCIL
    • A&R Member
  • ROBERT PERONEW LONDON BOARD OF EDUCATION
    • A&R Member
  • MATT SAUNIG – GLASTONBURY TOWN COUNCIL
    • A&R Member
  • SHIRLEY SURGEONHARTFORD CITY COUNCIL
    • A&R Member
  • BILL GARRITY – PLAINVILLE TOWN COUNCIL
    • University Health Professionals union president/AFT-CT vice president
  • KAREN PAGLIARO – BERLIN MAYOR
  • MARY BYLONE – COLCHESTER FIRST SELECTMAN
  • ROSEMARY COYLE – COLCHESTER BOARD OF SELECTMAN
  • MARY TOMASI – COLCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION
  • MICHELE WYATT – COLCHESTER TAX COLLECTOR

Longevity Payment 10/24/19

A reminder to those members who qualify for longevity payments: the payment will be included in the 10/24/19 paycheck. To qualify, you must have 10 years of service as of 10/1/19 and a start date prior to 7/1/2011.  View the longevity charts at this link or in the back of the blue contract book (one page before the index).