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Ohio's teachers must be represented by STRS Board members who are elected by them and will advocate for them

The recently formed ORSC STRS Subcommittee will meet on Monday, July 8th.


You will be able to watch the meeting on the Ohio Channel at 1:00 PM ET on Monday, July 8: https://www.ohiochannel.org/live/ohio-retirement-study-council.  



If you trust the ORSC STRS Subcommittee to protect your retirement benefits, do nothing.


If you don't trust the ORSC STRS Subcommittee to protect your retirement benefits, contact the committee members before the meeting. Contact information is posted below.


Talking Points:


  • Intergenerational equity: Teachers pay the contribution that is determined by STRS based on the calculations of the STRS staff and consultants. It's not the fault of teachers if those calculations are wrong, yet teachers are paying the price for those miscalculations.

  • Employer contribution: The employer contribution has remained the same for 40 years, while the employee contribution has increased to 14%. Ohio's legislators should increase the employer contribution to provide the funding needed by STRS to restore benefits.

  • STRS Ohio Board: Ohio's teachers must continue to be represented by Board members who are elected by them and will advocate for them.

  • Active teachers: How is the increase in employee contribution and years of service impacting your life?

  • Retired teachers: How is the suspension of the COLA impacting your life?


Sen. Romanchuk created the ORSC STRS Subcommittee at the close of this meeting.



ORSC STRS Subcommittee Members


Senator Mark Romanchuk (R) Committee Chair


Representative Phil Plummer (R)


Representative Beryl Piccolantonio (D)


Dr. Anthony Podojil, Ph. D.



STRS Ohio Board members Rudy Fichtenbaum and Wade Steen are incurring legal fees, defending themselves against the lawsuit brought against them by A.G. Dave Yost. ORTA will use donations from the Pension Defense Fund to help them, if needed, pay their legal expenses. They have volunteered their time to support Ohio's teachers. Now it's time for us to show our support for them! Make a donation today to the ORTA Pension Defense Fund


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