Joan Perini of NYSUT has written a letter to all NYSUT member about the proposal for a New York State Constitutional Convention and what it would mean to NYSUT members. She states:
We need to understand what is at stake and what you can do to help. For one thing, let your fellow retirees know about the plans for a 2017 convention and what the proposed changes would mean to them. A good example of a negative issue that could be raised has to do with pension rights. Currently it states that once hired as a public employee and told your pension rights, your pension can never be diminished or impaired. Revocation of this right would be a serious loss to all public employees.
Read the complete letter here Constitutional_Convention