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Letter: PERS a lifeline for correctional officers

Greg Clouser, a corrections corporal in Hermiston, Oregon, shared how important a secure retirement is for him and his family. “So why risk our families, our health and our lives? Because traditionally this has been a secure job with consistent pay and secure benefits. We knew that if we came to work and did our … Read More

Readers respond: Proposed PERS cuts burden education

“No one going into public service expects to get rich. As a teacher, I do my job because I love helping young people find direction in life. Public employees can historically count on one guarantee: a reliable and safe retirement. We need highly qualified teachers with reasonable class loads that allow them time to engage … Read More