In the past ten years, retirees have had three 1% cost of living adjustments (COLA) while inflation has been at 19% or more. We are 15% behind the rate of inflation according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). In April 2019, members of NCRSP voted to ask for a 5% COLA to be allocated in the state budget.
NCRSP members share their personal stories while petitioning legislators for a COLA.
Christine & Percel Bowser, Charlotte/Mecklenburg
Francine Ebron, Granville County
Gwendolyn Russell, Granville County
Addie Laws, Chatham County & Stephanie Taylor, Vance County