Ky. Teachers Union Calls On Gov. Bevin To Veto Pension Bill

Posted at 2:48 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 14:48:10-04

(LEX 18) — Kentucky’s largest teachers union is calling on Gov. Matt Bevin to veto the pension reform bill that just passed out of the General Assembly.

"Kentucky’s educators call on … Bevin to do what’s right for future generations of Kentuckians and veto Senate Bill 151," a statement issued Wednesday afternoon by the Kentucky Education Association declares. "Kentucky already faces a severe shortage of public education employees in all categories."

Thousands of people rallied Monday in Frankfort to support teachers. Teachers and their supporters are protesting both the pension changes and budget cuts.

KEA President Stephanie Winkler called on Bevin to reject the pension changes.

"Show the voters of the Commonwealth that you care about their communities and their children," Winkler said in a statement. "Show them that you want their kids to have the best public education they can get. "