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Letter To The Editor: Someone Has To Speak Against Cuts

  • November 5, 2018

Originally published in the Schenectady Gazette: November 5, 2018 Someone has to speak against cuts The news regarding former St. Clare’s employees is indeed disturbing. Current retirees over the age of 62 will receive benefits at a reduced rate beginning…

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RPEA Calls Upon Govenor to Fix NYSHIP Regulation

  • June 18, 2018

CLICK HERE to view letter to Governor Cuomo RPEA has been informed that our challenge to the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) regulation regarding access to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) services is now being reviewed by the Department of…

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New Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) Is Now Available

  • May 11, 2018

New Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) is now available Shingles vaccination protects against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles. CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix®, separated…

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RPEA Plays Important Role for Local Retirees

  • February 22, 2018

RPEA has recently been involved in health insurance issues for retirees of both Rockland and Schenectady Counties. The Rockland County Executive planned to pull its retirees out of the New York State Health Insurance Plan (NYSHIP) and move them to…

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Pension Fund Investments

  • February 19, 2018

Following up on our prior statements regarding the recommendation by Governor Cuomo that the Pension Fund divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies, President Jack McPadden had an op-ed piece published in the Albany Times Union. He reiterated that the…

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RPEA Participates in Constitutional Convention Roundtable

  • October 16, 2017

On October 3rd, RPEA was in attendance at the Constitutional Convention Roundtable sponsored by the Albany Times Union. We used this opportunity to once again, voice our opposition to the November 7 ballot question regarding the convening of a Constitutional…

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