SENA 9158 Members Run For Retirement Board of Trustees
SENA 9158 endorses current member Christine Dennehy and former member and retiree Joe Byrnes for the Retirement Board of Trustees. We are confident in that Christine and Joe will act not only in the best interests of our members but those of others within a union.
I am a current SENA 9158 member seeking election to the State Boston Retirement Board of Trustees. I’ve been a SENA member for over ten years and if elected will be a voice for SENA members on Retirement Board matters. My background consists of education and experience in business, finance and technology. I have a Master’s degree in Business Administration and an Undergraduate degree in Management with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. The financial experience I have gained through education, working in the City of Boston Auditing Department, Commonwealth of Mass. Department of Revenue Audit Bureau, and private industry position me perfectly for a role on the board. My background in technology will allow me to contribute to shaping the future of the SBRS. I currently work for the City of Boston, Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT).
Please consider me when selecting your candidate to fill one of the two open positions. You can cast your vote by returning the ballot you received in the mail, or by internet https://vote.election-america.com/Boston . Also, please be sure to vote by September 24th Thank You!
My name is Joseph Byrne former member of SENA 9158. I am currently a candidate for the Boston Retirement Board Trustee. Through my 39 years of service in the Treasury Department I have established positive relations built on trust and respect with co-workers in all city departments. I am committed to advocate for the best interest of past and present members of the State Boston Retirement Board.
Please consider me when voting.
2014-2015 Scholarship Applications
Scholarship applications are now being accepted! (See Link Below)
Anyone intrested should fill out and download the completed application and give it to your steward No later than September 30th, 2014 no application will be accepted after this date.
Only one application per member will be accepted! See rules on second page of application.
Good Luck To All
Membership Meeting Date Changes
Due to the State-wide election scheduled for Tuesday, September 9th we have to reschedule our monthly membership meeting to Tuesday September 16th at 6pm. In respect for the Veterans Day Holiday on Tuesday November 11, we will reschedule this membership meeting to Tuesday November 18th at 6pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Social Security: Some Baby Boomers should beware/ Article in USA Today
Are you a Baby Boomer who has worked for both the public and private sector during your working career? If so, you are probably feeling pretty good about your retirement options, which very likely include a public pension, as well as Social Security. Unfortunately, under the Windfall Elimination Provision, you may not be eligible for all
the Social Security benefits you think are coming to you.
On May 13th, after approval of the Executive Board and the Officer and Stewards the membership in attendance voted to approve the hiring of Stephen Roche, Esq. of the Victory Group to serve as our lobbyist at the State House. The agreement in principal will be for one year covering the period of May 2014-May 2015, with the ability to mutually extend the time frame.
Attorney Roche will provide us with institutional knowledge of the State House along with informing us of pending legislation and budget items of concern in both the House and Senate that may have a direct impact on the membership. He will also be assisting us in building a "presence" on Beacon Hill via meetings with key legislators and staff. As with our former media consultant Jan Saragoni, we look forward to working with Steve to advance and protect the interests of our union.
In addition, we are pleased to inform you that USW Locals 9360 and 9358 of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and USW Local 5696 of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will join us in this working legislative relationship. By combining the interests of our locals, it will bring our collective member total to approximately 1500 working men and woman. While each of the unions has their own separate issues and concerns, we will be united in ensuring that our hard earned benefits remain intact.
John Zuccaro Jr., President