So the Memphis cops are staging a “blue flu” protest because their health care premiums have risen 24%. Welcome to the world of those who are paying you. The police union president claims that this has driven retirees to suicide, citing a retiree in his 40’s.
I’m not sure that this isn’t a good thing for the people of Memphis. Get the most self-entitled cops off the street. (the blue flu part, not the suicide part)
Anyone who thinks that their wages or benefits are guaranteed, even with a contract, should know by now that this is not the case. Those who are not already retired should assume Social Security and/or any other pension will be received at a less than living amount, and any kind of medical benefit in retirement to be no more than Medicare, at best. In other words, if you are a retiree in your 40’s, you should either have enough saved up to pay for medical insurance and living expenses, or you need to think about working a little longer.