On behalf of 50,000 members, the Alliance leaders review benefits regularly to make sure they are being implemented correctly. It was discovered that Kaiser Permanente had not implemented the pension multiplier increase correctly. Alliance-represented workers in Hawaii, Georgia, and the Mid-Atlantic States could have lost out on an approximately 3% increase in the dollar value of monthly pension benefits. More details on how this impacts pension benefits can be found on the flyer below.
We are urging State and Federal governments to ensure vaccine availability for all Tier 1B (grocery and meatpacking) Essential Workers as soon as possible. The vaccine is currently available to all Tier 1A Essential Workers (healthcare and nursing homes) as well as everyone over 65. You can find current vaccine eligibility and access information on our COVID-19 Vaccine Page.
Governor Kemp’s new order in Georgia allows anyone over 65 to receive the vaccine. You can see in the picture below, President Steve Lomax and Secretary-Treasurer Leon Holderfield rolled up their sleeves and did their part to help end the COVID-19 pandemic by getting the vaccine. The rest of our staff looks forward to getting their vaccines when their turn comes, in order to better be able to serve our members and help bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.