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05.01.19

Local 3's David Ferchau Visits Capitol in Support of Pension Parity for USMMA Graduates

As a graduate from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Local 3 member David Ferchau was on Capitol Hill this week advocating on behalf of several issues related to the USMMA and alumni, including pension fairness for USMMA graduates.

Ferchau’s visit comes as IFPTE weighed-in this week with House and Senate defense authorizers urging them to, “correct an inequity in the way federal retirement benefits are calculated for USMMA graduates in federal service…”. Among the meetings Ferchau attended was with his House Representative, freshman Congressman Andy Kim, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee.

Read IFPTE's letters below, and learn more about the academy on the Alumni Association webpage.

IFPTE Letter to Rep. Kim Regarding USMMA Graduates

IFPTE Letter to Armed Services Committee Leadership

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