The State Employees Association of North Carolina
is the largest non-union public employees association in the nation,
all active and retired employees of state government.
25 percent of SEANC's 57,000 members are retirees,
and that number keeps growing every day. The number
one priority of the Association is the protection and enhancement
of the rights and benefits of all state employees, active and
retired. SEANC addresses state employee issues in the General Assembly,
with the Governor and before the State Health Plan and Retirement
System Boards of Trustees.
To ensure that retiree interests are
a primary focus of the Association, the SEANC
Retiree Council was
formed to address the concerns of
retired members and advise SEANC lobbyists on retirement issues
under consideration in the legislature. The Council monitors closely
issues relating to health care, retirement cost-of-living-adjustments
(COLAs) and formula increases, and retiree pension taxation, among
others. In fact, SEANC was the only association to take an active
role in opposing the taxation of retiree pension benefits by filing
a "friend of the court" in the recently settled Bailey/Emory/Patton retirement taxation lawsuit.
Retirees have a friend, a spokesman
and a time-tested advocate in the State Employees Association
of North Carolina. Realizing
its value, thousands of retired state employees have joined SEANC
in the spirit of accomplishment through collective action. And
you can too!
District 19 has its own Retirees' Chapter which meets for breakfast on the 4th Tuesday morning of each month at 8:30. For information, call Phyllis Fearrington at 929-2284.