Joint resolution passes state Assembly, aims to increase Social Security benefits for public sector employees

Monday, July 9, 2018

The California State Assembly passed Assembly Joint Resolution No. 41, or AJR 41, on June 25, requesting that Congress and the president repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision from the Social Security Act.

The resolution was authored by District 15 Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, to ensure that California public employees — including teachers, firefighters and police officers — receive all of their Social Security benefits.

“If AJR-41 passes and the recommendation is adopted by the federal government without any further action, it appears likely that our employees would benefit from eligibility for increased Social Security benefits,” said Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, public information officer Charles Burress in an email.