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Save Police and Fire Pensions

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Please support the bravest and finest men and women in the State of Michigan. Police and Fire departments all over the State of Michigan have given many concessions including pay cuts, pay freezes, hiring freezes, using outdated equipment, benefits cost increases, and changes in schedules from 8hr shifts to 12hr shifts in many if not all departments

Please show your support for the men and women who put their lives in danger every single day of their careers and often times find themselves injured both physically and mentally for the rest of their lives. Please sign the petition and tell the House of Representatives to not go forward with House Bill 6074 and the adjoining 12 other bills that will negate a large portion of the healthcare benefits as well as pension amounts for ALL police and fire employees in the state.

These bill currently in the House of Representatives would force all cities, townships, and counties to negate and throw out contracts for both departments under penalty of law. The state would mandate all benefits be cut by 20% and recalculate the pensions of all employees to an unfair and benign number selected by the actuary at the state.

In addition to all current employees and future employees this bill would be RETROACTIVE and affect all retired employees as well as their families and spouses. Employees who have retired after 25-40 years of service and retired any time in the past would have the contracts, benefits and pay they receive and use as their only source of income in most cases suddenly ripped away from them. This would include all DISABLED and INJURED OFFICERS as well as the surviving families and spouses of KILLED in the line of duty OFFICERS.

Please show your support for police and fire department officers and sign this petition and tell the House of Representatives, who already have reduced benefits by legislation just a few years ago, to keep their hands off of police and fire benefits and pensions.

Police officers, Firemen and Firewomen have given their lives to protecting others please protect their livelihood from any more deductions. They have earned their pensions, it has been paid for in blood, sweat, family time, real time.

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