Senate President Pro Tem Steinberg recently went on record saying that drastically slashing public pensions - by raising the retirement age, throwing part of earned retirement savings into risky 401(k) investment, and more - is an absolute priority, regardless of how difficult it will be on public employees:
"Will it cause some discomfort and unhappiness? Yes. Do you sometimes disagree with your allies and friends to do what you think is the right thing? Yes."
We couldn't agree with Sen. Steinberg's sentiment more: Doing the right thing sometimes causes discomfort and unhappiness.
That is why ACSS is calling on Sen. Steinberg to stop underhanded dealing to his allies and friends in the Legislature and start the difficult cuts he touts publicly by rescinding the raises he approved for employees in the Legislature after slashing your salary by 5%.
60% of respondents to our poll on the legislative raises - up to 10% for employees making in excess of $100,000 annually - demanded that the raises should be taken away.
If Sen. Steinberg truly believes in doing the right thing, no matter how difficult, he must reverse these raises now, before he continues trying to drum up support for Gov. Brown's tax hikes.
How do you feel about Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's continued attack on public employees' modest benefits while he snuck raises to his own employees under the radar?
Take a moment to let him know via email or calls to his office:
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
(916) 651-4006 or firstname.lastname@example.org