Income Replacement for Domestic Partners

WHEREAS, California Public Employees Retirement System and other retirement plans provide spousal benefits to legally recognized spouses of plan members; and

WHEREAS, spousal benefits provide for lifetime income security for spouses upon the death of the plan member; and

WHEREAS, no comparable benefit exists for domestic partners of said plan members;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Pride at Work will seek to establish spousal benefits for domestic partners of members of retirement plans that offer spousal benefits; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Pride at Work will seek to establish support for the enactment of said benefits from the American Federation of Labor- Conference of Industrial Organizations and its various affiliates; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVE that Pride at Work will seek legislative and other policy changes necessary to effectuate the enactment of said benefits.