“What they’re doing, going after the public employees and pensions just isn’t right,” Copeland reportedly added.
Republicans in New Hampshire have pushed a pension reform plan that would significantly reduce benefits paid out to those who retire after Jan. 1, 2012. It also requires higher contributions from employees and extends how long they must pay into their pensions before taking advantage of them.
While the deal has not yet passed, negotiators are trying to strike a compromise that would allow public workers to remain unionized and bargain with employers.
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