4082 Signatures of Support!

4082 Signatures of Support!

Remember St. Clare's

and Help Heal the Healers

It has been 8 months since we, the 1,129 former employees of St. Clare's Hospital, learned that our pension plan was being terminated as of November 1, 2018. Over 400 pensioners had their monthly pension payments slashed by 25% or more, while another 600 plus former employees learned that they would get NOTHING at all. It was devastating news for all of us, with no time to prepare. Now many former dedicated healthcare workers are faced with difficult life choices because of this. Some have had to delay their retirement and continue to work; some have had to sell their homes; and others have had to seek financial assistance wherever they can.

Since we heard the terrible news about our pension, we have done everything in our power to get back what is rightfully ours. We have searched for attorneys who might be able to help us; we have lobbied state lawmakers for funding; and have attempted to reach out to the Bishop and the Albany Diocese for assistance. Although there have been small victories and words of encouragement, we still have not received any financial help.

Both New York State and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany played a role in this financial disaster, yet neither has claimed any responsibility and both have turned their backs on us, the healthcare workers who tirelessly took care of New York's poorest at the direction of the church. We have been abandoned after carrying out their work.

The public support we have received over the past 6 months has been heartwarming, and we thank you very much.

Unfortunately, continuing with this struggle requires resources - more than we can afford with our limited incomes. Therefore, we have initiated a GoFundMe page to pay for media, legal fees and other expenses required to continue our quest for funding. If you can afford to, please consider donating whatever you can to help our cause.

This has been a very stressful, difficult time for many of us but the kindness and generosity of our families, friends and neighbors has helped us to keep moving forward and remain hopeful for a positive outcome.

Thank you for your help and your continued support!

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  • Has anyone asked why the State Comptroller doesn't have the authority to audit this? There was a $28.5 million buyout paid by the state and he is supposedly the "Watchdog," over state funds-Dom

    Dom
  • I was born at St Clare’s Hospital on 02/08/1950. My name was Maria Harris. My mother and father spoke highly of the hospital and the care the patients received.

    Maria
  • I am a recipient of an annuity.I was paid 3 times by Prudential then the payments stopped .I called they said that St Clare's went bankrupt.

    linda
  • I am a recipient of an annuity. I offered my opinion and opposition publicly which was televised. I would like to know the status of the effort to correct this matter. please contact me. Jack

    John
  • I support you!

    James
  • As a former St. Clare’s EMT, I find this news highly disturbing. The nurses, aides and staff worked tirelessly to provide quality care to all who came through the hospital doors. Don’t turn them away.

    Paul
  • our retirement is an earned benefit that St. Clare's agreed to when they hired us! It needs to be restored. We lived up to our part of the bargain. We need you to do the same!

    April
  • I support you!

    Robert
  • Make this happen for the wonderful people who spent their lives helping our community when people were ill. I worked with many of them and their future is in your hand. Do what is right.

    Brenda
  • I support you!

    Dana
  • I support you!

    christine
  • I spent 50 years of my life there I loved my patients. This is just so wrong for everyone!

    Martha/ Marty
  • Shame on you who did not do your job to protect the hard working former St Clare employees!

    Katherine
  • These people have dedicated their lives to this hospital. Please do right by them and reinstate their rightfully earned pensions

    Lori
  • I'm so embarrassed for the Albany Catholic Diocese. Walk the walk! Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. Romans 4:4

    Danny
  • Very sad to see this happen to such great people who has helped thousands of people in need of care, and this is how they are treated after years of service. This needs to be corrected now.

    Kevin
  • I agree you are owed what you are promised. It was the responsibility of the Board to make sure it was insolvent, and someone needs to take accountability.

    Stephen
  • My heart goes out to these good men and women. This is not right. Surely something can be done for just 1,129 employees of a close-knit community - who did so much for others.

    Robin
  • For the diocese to deny any real connection to St. Clare’s is shameful. As a Candy Striper there in the 60s I couldn’t walk 10 feet without seeing a crucifix or Infant of Prague on the wall. PAY UP!!

    Linda
  • They should receive their pensions!

    Emily
  • To work all of your life to end up with nothing is unacceptable. Give them their pensions.

    Bonnie
  • These people worked hard for their pensions. This is not fair to them. You mishandled THEIR funds. Shame on you. Give them what is theirs. FIX IT!! Make it right.

    Robin
  • People can't afford to live now, and with no pension to help them they might have to get food stamps etc.etc

    Donna
  • I am a nurse who had some clinical rotations at St. Clare's. I loved it, and the hard working staff deserves to have these promises honored.

    Katharine
  • This is despicable situation. Both of my beautiful sons were born in St. Clare’s and the care was exemplary.This is just a wrong move, and hurt so very many people who, in good faith, paid into the fund.

    Laura
  • Rotten move. Not fair Poor management of funds

    Mark
  • This is so unfair, the Catholic Church needs to step up.

    Carolyn
  • Take care of the workers who served the community and now depend on their retirement.

    Karen
  • Please, please. Let these hard , dedicated employees have their pension benefits my neighbor Connie, was a dedicated R.N. working long hours& days.

    Bonnie
  • I work there for 8years and I receive a letter that I’m going to get nothing all this years I was working for free that’s not right

    Julia
  • They worked for so many yes.Don't they deserve their pensions.

    Theresa
  • This is an absolute disgrace. These hard working nurses and staff members who dedicated their lives to helping and healing others, should not only get their well deserved pensions but severence pay too.

    Annette
  • Albany Catholic Diocese needs to live up to it's promises!

    Peter
  • I support you!

    Lori
  • Elderly Americans today have enough things to worry about. To rob our local Healthcare workers of their hard-earned pensions is truly criminal behavior. All involved should be ashamed of themselves.

    Olivia
  • Please restore the well earned pensions of these compassionate & deserving people. St. Clare's Hospital was always wonderful, I was born there and my kids were born there. Always blessed by every staff.

    Patricia
  • Shame on the Catholic Diocese for deserting these faithful employees after giving years of service. The Church teaches power & belief in the Lord to rescue those in need - For everyone else but them.

    Sylvia
  • I support you!

    Maria
  • How shameful to abandon faithful, hardworking employees who trusted that the contributions from their salaries would come back to them as retirement benefits. Outrageous and unconscionable.

    Jane
  • There is no excuse for this injustice. At the least the diocese should step up to fund the plan. Those responsible for its demise should be prosecuted.

    Gordon
  • I support you!

    Donna
  • How can you take away something people worked for?? That's called larceny!

    Carmelo
  • As a former Jr. Volunteer I am appalled to hear of the staff being treated so poorly. Shame on you!

    Stephanie
  • Shame on the Catholic Church, you allow men to rape children and you steal from good people. You will all rot in hell.

    Philomena
  • I support you!

    Claudia
  • This is not right. I support those who deserve a pension.

    Kathy
  • I stand with the former employees of St Claire Hospital!

    Gail
  • hope all turns out well greed is driving force behind termination of your well deserved pension. Gods speed!!!!

    carl
  • This entire situation is unacceptable and needs to be resolved in a way that ensures that the employees are given what is owed to them. The integrity of the diocese is on the line here.

    Tricia
  • This should not have happened! Very poor money management!

    Sharon
  • The employees were told they had a pension. Now give it to them.

    David
  • I support you!

    Vicki
  • Please help these folks.

    John
  • The people responsible for this need to be held responsible!!! So unfair to all those employees who gave their lives to St. Clare's and helping others. It is time for us to help them.

    Jill
  • I support you!

    janet
  • It is sinful to sucker punch the workers who were honest and hardworking. Shame to you who have imposed this ungodly stress on them. Make it right.

    Patricia
  • I support you!

    Lorraine
  • It’s outrageous that these retirees’ pensions were terminated. They need to be reinstated!

    Kathleen
  • I support you!

    Leslie
  • I support you!

    Wayne
  • Unacceptable and disGRACEful!

    Tracy
  • Do the right thing Catholic Church and take care of your flock, who have been loyal and true workers in your cause and feel abandoned

    Martin
  • I support you!

    Kelly
  • TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THESE WONDERFUL CAREGIVERS AN HEALERS AN ALL THE ST. CLARES EMPLOYEES. THEY HAVE THEIR BEST, AN THIS IS THEIR THANK YOU? THEIR RETIREMENT IS THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY, AN FUTURE?

    Alice
  • So heartbreaking after all you gave to them. Prayers that you are able to get what you deserve!

    Nikki
  • I support you..So, sad... that this has happened.

    Kathleen
  • I support you!

    Brittany
  • I support you!

    James
  • I support you!

    Areti
  • They DESERVE and EARNED their PENSIONS! DO THE RIGHT THING, DON'T CHEAT THESE PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR MONEY!! A CRYING SHAME IF YOU DON'T!!!

    Shirley
  • I support you!

    Christine
  • Give the employees what is so well deserved for there hard work and dedication. This is truly a disgrace!!

    Eileen
  • I support you!

    Jackie
  • Please find a way to continue to pay all the dedicated employees for St Clare’s Hospital who desperate need their pensions !

    Pattie
  • I support you!

    Margaret
  • How can they forget all these people who dedicated themselves to helping others? Do not deprive them of their pension!

    Donna
  • I support you!

    Grace
  • I support you!

    Mary
  • The employees have been stolen from. This is a criminal offense! Do what is right for these people.

    Patricia
  • Terrible for these employees. The Catholic Church has so much money. They should bail them out.

    Kathy and Bob
  • My mother had 5 children at SCH, had multiple surgeries there and peacefully passed there surrounded by her large and loving family. Care was exemplary and staff deserve their hard earned pensions!

    Lea
  • This is criminal and should be taken to court!

    Robert
  • the care I received after surgery there was the best

    janice
  • This is so wrong and does not reflect the character of Jesus. I pray these pensions are restored.

    Kim
  • These people dedicated their time and lives to help others. They deserve this benefit that they are entitled to and will need. I pray that goodness will prevail.

    Jeanne
  • The Albany Diocese took pension money to run St. Clare's Hospital. Now pensioners have no money to live on. The Diocese stole their money and should give it back.

    Joseph J
  • I support you!

    Kerri
  • The Diocese cannot explain where these funds have gone??? Does not sound like a very christian thing to do. Disgusting!

    Patricia
  • I support you!

    Blair
  • Take care of your health care professionals! They have worked so hard throughout the years!

    Lisa
  • Pease reconsider☀️✨👣

    Cathy
  • This is just wrong!!

    Rose
  • So, Chriscian Charity - where does that begin and Live? Taking care of the people who have worked-some their whole live???

    Kathleen
  • Take care of your employees, you are robbing them of the time they gave to you.

    Liz
  • I support you!

    Bob
  • I support you!

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Sara
  • My sister work at St Clare's for 34 years ! The transition to Ellis was stressful enough ! She passed at 61 year ago or she would be going through this ! All those dedicated years and dedicated people ! Unbelievable !

    mary
  • I support you!

    Laura
  • I support you!!

    Jackie
  • I support you!

    Eileen
  • Many put their lives in the hands of these caring individuals and now their lives will be greatly diminished with the termination of their pension plan. This is cruel and inhumane!

    Laurie
  • This is so unfair! These hard workers deserve their pension!

    Rose-Ann
  • I support you!

    Barbara
  • This is unbelievable, they worked and are still working. HOW do you justify some get something and others get nothing. Everyone should be getting something. If they put in, they take out.

    Betty Renner
  • This is a sin, and it should be considered a crime as well. These workers should be paid what they worked all of their lives.

    Jahn
  • My son was born here 25 yes ago. My aunt worked here for over 29 yes. They deserve their pensions

    Lisa
  • Do the right thing guys!

    Christy
  • I support you!

    Mary Ellen
  • I support you!

    Dolores
  • This is just plain wrong.

    Lisa
  • That was a crappy way for them to lose their pension. They never should have lost it.It was theirs.The employees were depending on that.That is what it was there for THE EMPLOYEES.

    Joann
  • I worked at St Claire’s when it still ran as a hospital. The worst thing that ever happened to Schenectady was losing this campus as a hospital and ACE unit. Private rooms where patients could have privacy and excel in rehab.

    Dawn
  • The Catholic Church stole the pension funds, then refused to support the retirees, left them unprotected! But sex abuser priests got monies from the church, Shame on them. Aweful!

    Jean
  • No one deserves to lose their Pension after working all their lives to help others!

    Peter
  • I support you!

    Theresa
  • I support you!

    John
  • I support you!

    Sandra
  • I support you!

    Linda
  • Today St Clare’s what other hospitals will follow suit is this what working and healing others has become please reinstate this pension plan for all those who worked hard and healed your loved ones

    Elizabeth
  • This is horrible, just think the politicians and even men that have been accused of sexual harassment receive their pensions or a HUGE severance sum of money. I support you & Pray this nightmare ends.

    Anne
  • I support you!

    Linda
  • I support you!

    Kathleen
  • Horrible thing to do to their loyal employees. They worked for it.

    Kathleen
  • This is just a terrible thing for these hard working people. IT MUST BE FIXED!!!!

    Kathryn
  • They put there time in and were promised retirement do we now work our whole lives to be poor

    Alma
  • This is worse than anything else you could do to these poor employees!!! Catholic Church does it again that’s why so many of us left the church for stuff like this! 😡😡

    Kate
  • This is CRIMINAL! So pensions can just be "terminated?" UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

    Elaine
  • Is this how we treat those who have cared for our sick and elderly population? Is this how we treat those who have worked tirelessly to ensure healthy outcomes for our community? They deserve better!!

    Daniel
  • They paid all those years and now nothing? That’s so said to do to good faithful employees.

    Ray
  • Those who have served our community should be given a life to live after sacrificing time and talent by receiving their pensions. No excuses!

    Melanie
  • In memory of my mom who retired with over 30 years experience at St Clare’s, honor the agreement and give these retirees the pension they earned.

    Deborah
  • I support you!

    Toni
  • Shame on you these people earned it how do you expect them to live

    Deborah
  • Humanely unacceptable to do this to these dear people in their later years in life. Answers for reinstatement can be found, I am sure.

    Linda
  • I always went to St. Clare’s. They were friendly and caring. So sad they ever had to close. I won’t go to Ellis. It’s either St. Peter’s or Saratoga.

    Sandra
  • I support you!

    Gabriella
  • Please see that every retiree will receive their hard earned pensions God bless them.

    Bonnie
  • They had the money. what did they do with it. They SHOULD be held responsible!!!!!

    Sheila
  • What is happening to the employee pensions is just not right! The Diocese should step up to make this right.

    Dolores
  • This is a sin. A pension is a promise.

    Rich
  • Let’s stop this deplorable treatment of these people who gave so much.

    Mary
  • This is unconscionable.

    Robert
  • Give them their money

    Joseph
  • I support you! My sister and I were born at St. Clare’s and years later their caring nurses took care of me after surgery and still years later stayed with my mom as she passed. Thank you!

    Rebecca
  • I was born there they have always been the best and most caring people! My son was also born there! This is not fair and if this is allowed, who’s next?

    Catherine
  • I support you!

    Valerie
  • Loyal and hard workers should NOT be forgotten. They deserve their pensions

    Maureen
  • Please help the loyal employees

    Todd
  • I support you!

    Elissa
  • How can you do this to people. who worked hard all those years and counted on being able to afford food and lodging in their retirement

    Rochelle
  • Having worked in health care in the capital region for over 25 years..most of those in Catholic sponsored facilities...I can't believe what has happened to care for pts, employees, now retirees.shame!

    Tammi
  • I support you!

    Walda
  • Thank you, St. Clarke's staffers for taking such excellent care of our community all these years. Its appalling that you have to fight for your hard-earned pensions.

    Alex
  • I support you!

    Sharon
  • I support you!

    William
  • This is absurd and cruel and unnecessary! Really, the Catholic Church alone has financial resources and spiritual obligations to protect these retirees.

    Eva
  • We are asked as healthcare providers to have integrity how can you take away something that your employees have been counting on with no notice. Another blemish on Ellis medicines reputation

    Tracir
  • MY family always got great care at St. Clare's. Our son was born there in 1974.

    John
  • Total travesty

    Christine
  • I support you!

    Kelly
  • This needs to be done!! I myself have 33 urs!! It’s not right

    Frank
  • Too many people were helped by that hospital to destroy it's legacy. Shame on those involved in this disgraceful act.

    Chris
  • This is a travesty. The American working is again betrayed. Make this right! They earned this pension.

    Karen
  • This is a sin. Restore their pension. They worked hard for it.

    Mary
  • I support you!

    Tim
  • The employees should not pay for fiscal mismanagement by the administration, the pension is a promise that should be fulfilled.This needs to be made right.

    David
  • St. Clare’s needs to fix this injustice.

    Liam
  • Come on, do the right thing and make this right !!

    Robert
  • I support you!

    John
  • I support you!

    Sheryl
  • I was born at St. Clare’s as many in my family and friends. It was a top notch hospital and the care was exceptional. Shame on all responsible. Cuomo please step in.

    Mary
  • You can be sure that the Catholic Church will have sufficient funds to satisfy pedophile lawsuits!

    Paul
  • Do the right thing Bishop. People are watching how the Church treats it's people .

    Kathleen
  • I support you!

    Jeremy
  • Pay the retirees what has been promised to them!!!

    Debbie
  • I started my Nursing career there and was hyjacked to work at Ellis during the Burger Commission. If I wanted to work at Ellis I would have applied there.

    Cindy
  • I support you!

    Cynthia
  • I support you!

    DONALD
  • I support you!

    marjorie
  • As a retired employee, who does get a small pension from St. Clare's I am heart sick to see so many of my "family" denied what they rightfully earned by ministering to Schenectady's sick and needy.

    Dorothy
  • Another black eye for the Catholic Church.

    James
  • My mother worked many years, I support you all

    Kristen
  • They worked for years to help people, they deserve to be taken care of in their senior years!

    Peter
  • The church or Ellis or the state should make these pensioners whole.

    Christine
  • I support you!

    Carmelo
  • Give them their pensions. They earned it.

    Alan
  • These people worked hard and deserve to receive the pensions they were promised.

    Amy
  • I support you!

    Janelle
  • I support you!

    Eduardo
  • They deserve and earned this pension!

    Debra
  • I support you!

    Alyssa
  • I support you!

    karen
  • This is inhumane. I can’t believe its even legal.

    William
  • I support you!

    Jonathan
  • My signature is in memory of my mom Genevieve Bianco who was a registered nurse at St. Clare’s for many years and her friends she worked closely with

    Maggie
  • I support you!

    MaryLou
  • I support you!

    Claudia
  • On the one hand you have what's right and moral. On the other, you have what is happening now. There's still time to fix it.

    Gary
  • Consider including the Pope, our Ladies of Charity, and all the Church auxiliaries.

    Heidi Maria
  • Sad state of affairs and should not be allowed to stand.

    Marcus
  • I support you!

    Dorothy
  • You might want to add Congressional Reps to the list. It’s not exactly apples and apples BUT Congress helped Upstate Teamsters when they threatened to cut benefits in October.

    John
  • All these people served and brought healing to so many!! You need to find a way to restore their pension...it is the right thing to do!!!

    Carol
  • The catholic diocese should make this right!

    Joan
  • The greed displayed is heinous and unacceptable! These hard working people who cared for our community deserve what they worked hard for! Have compassion and understanding, stop the silver lining!!

    Nate
  • Please don’t take away what these dedicated employees earned and deserve.

    Robert
  • It's terrible what happened. There is strength in numbers though. Keep fighting!

    Ruth
  • I support you!

    Kathy
  • I support you!

    Ann
  • The people who had dedicated their lives to servicing others should not be left with no pension for their years ahead to support their families and themselves This is an injustice to those who served.

    Terry
  • It is dispicable to terminate a pension that people worked for-the diocese should use their money to make this right.

    Carol
  • I support you!

    Nancy
  • This is so sad. People planned on this money to retire with. They worked long hours and holidays and stayed loyal to the hospital. St. Claire's poor planning should not impact the staff with pensions.

    Katharine
  • Eliminating the pension of these people is criminal activity of the highest order. Make it right for them. They earned it.

    Eleanor
  • I support you!

    Lisa
  • This is unacceptable, these people worked for this pension, accept responsibility and restore their benefits.

    Dorothy
  • I support you!

    Elizabeth
  • So wrong in every way people worded for the howabout retirement who are now readyto retired I think that is soo wrong too do this too people who work hard for their pensions

    Doreen
  • St. Clare’s was the best little hospital. Great people always there to help and always with kindness. ER used many times for my sons sport/football injuries.

    Brenda
  • Catholic diocese tried same maneuver just after I retired to make it 'Church' pension. I wrote to IRS to tell them extent of public funding- diocese reluctant to open the books? It never happened thankfully.

    Maria
  • Give them their money!!!!!

    DEBORAH
  • I support you!

    Linda
  • This is completely unethical. Your employees worked hard and deserve all they were promised. Doubly horrible that its coming from a Christian company

    Karen
  • My mother was a RN for 40 years. She spent a lot of time at St. Clare’s. This is wrong and my mother would agree. This petition is from her.

    Dean
  • Restore the retired employees pension. What an awful thing to do. SHAME

    Elaine
  • I support you!

    Tracy
  • It’s a travesty what you are doing to your staff. St Claire’s was the best hospital in Schenectady! You should be ashamed of yourselves cutting your former staffs pensions out!

    Cynthia
  • Make this right! Something like this should never have happened! Shame! Shame!

    David
  • Please right this injustice and look for alternative solutions. These great people care for us, we need to care for them!

    Richard
  • I support you!

    Sheri
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • This is disgusting! These people dedicated their lives to helping people. Give them their pension that they earned for their years of service!

    Suzanne
  • This is completely unacceptable! What happened to the pension contributions? Perhaps an investigation by the NYS Attorney General is in order

    Kathleen
  • I support you!

    PATRICIA
  • I support you!

    Robin
  • Give back the pensions!

    Sondra
  • I support you!

    Diana
  • I support you!

    Maureen
  • I support you!

    Terri
  • I support you!

    Nancy
  • I support you!

    Cheri
  • This is theft from those extremely hardworking people. Where's their money? They've invested their heart and soul, yet they're being stolen from! Give them their pensions! They've earned them!

    Marcia
  • This is so wrong, and corrupt, to deprive those that have served a "Catholic Hospital" of their pension. Seems ironic that the church can be more immoral than the non-church affiliated companies!

    Sherry
  • They worked and they need their pension.

    Robin
  • Pay what you owe!

    John
  • Absolute disgrace! How would you like it if your hard earned retirement funds were taken away? Would you like to find a job bagging groceries at 75 years old?

    Brian
  • Give these hard working people what they have earned. They deserve every cent.

    Lisa
  • This is totally outrageous, thank you Ellis Hospital, Albany Diocese, NYS and St Clare's management for screwing us!

    Peter
  • I think it’s a disgrace! Something MUST be done to honor their loyalty!

    Pat
  • This is a deplorable act by the corrupt managers of the pension fund. People have counted on this pension to help them in their old age and they deserve to receive it.

    Deborah
  • A pension is binding contract , this need to be made right! All of us should support this petition .

    Kelly Hart
  • I support you!

    Barbara
  • This is a disgrace!

    John
  • I support you!

    Beth
  • so not right fix it

    arthur
  • These retirees contracted to work @ a specific pay scale upon the promised pensions. This is a breach of contract and a betrayal of public trust.

    Barbara
  • Marc
  • Absolutely atrocious treatment of employees! It should be illegal to diminish benefits that have been promised and earned through hard work.

    Janet
  • They deserve their pension

    Ann
  • The loyal employees of St. Clare's deserve the pensions they worked so hard to earn. The reputation of the hospital was built on the performance of its staff. Restore their pensions!

    Karen
  • Where is this fund? Who used this money and for what? An investigation needs to be underway.

    Marlene
  • I support you

    Diane
  • I support you.

    amy
  • When the hospitals merged we were assured that our pension was safe. The state should take responsibility for the closure of the hospital and the diocese should be held accountable for the mismanagement of the pension fund.

    Lori
  • I am a former employee, RN. This issue should have been addressed when St Clare's merged with Ellis. The lifeblood of patient care, nurses, again have their value minimized.

    Carol Ann
  • There needs to be a better solution to this! These people have worked their whole life, believing they could retire just like everyone else. How can this be okay?

    Teresa
  • This is totally unacceptable and something needs to be done! Don’t tell me there is nothing anyone can do.

    Mary
  • The employees of St. Clare’s have been responsible for the healing and caring of friends and family for years in my hometown. They deserve the respect of a proper retirement after years of service.

    Anne Murray
  • I support you!

    Joelle
  • I support you!

    Christine
  • I support you!

    Katherine
  • I support you!

    Marietta
  • I support you!

    Tara
  • I support you!

    Anne
  • I support you!

    Michele
  • I support you!

    Bobbi
  • Please help all of us get our pensions back!! I worked long and hard for it.33 years is s long time!! Please help us!!

    Frank
  • Absolutely disgusted by this. People faithfully work for years at a job just to get screwed when they least expect it. NOT OK.

    Eleanor
  • I support you!

    Joseph
  • I support you!

    Tyler
  • I support you!

    Nancy
  • As a hospital founded by a Roman Catholic order, the healing and salvific ministry of Jesus was first and foremost. Robbing all those who faithfully served there is not of Christ. Restore the pensions

    Clare
  • I worked with so many dedicated & caring people during my 31 years at St Clare's. What is happening to our well deserved pensions is a crime & who ever is responsible needs to fix their mess.

    Ellen
  • I worked with a lot of these folks over the fourteen years I worked @ St. Clare's. They were underpaid, dedicated people. They deserve better than to be left out to dry. Fix this.

    Tom
  • To all the people who were there for others in crisis. I support you. This was a benefit verbal and written. You worked as asked now you should receive what you earned.

    Anne
  • These are people that have been there to save and heal others and now they are left high and dry because people can't manage money..this is absurd and immoral

    Melissa
  • I support you!

    Jacqueline
  • I support you!

    Jenny
  • This needs to be rectified.

    Steven
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • This is unbelievable, I pray this gets resolved accordingly because they DO NOT deserve this kind of treatment.

    Judith
  • I support you!

    Lori
  • It is outrageous that pension plan failure keeps happening. All donations should stop to the institution that cannot keep a promises.

    Virgil
  • The treatment of employees borders on a criminal act. St. Clares Strong!

    Donald
  • Three words. MAKE IT RIGHT!!

    Christina
  • These employees have dedicated their lives to serve our community it is now time to support them in their quest to get their deserved pensions

    Catherine
  • St. Clare’s is responsible for these pensions! This termination should be illegal.

    Mary
  • Please help all of these dedicated employees to get their well deserved pensions

    Joseph
  • People worked hard for decades, with loyalty and compassion to the community, when it is the most vulnerable- being sick . Seems sinister their pension disappears . Fix this!

    TerriLyn
  • I support you!

    Virginia
  • This was not the intent of the Berger commission.The legislature caused this disaster StClares and Ellis should have remained functioning and viable hospitals the blame goes to those that interfered!!

    Patricia
  • Surgeries, the clinic & Er visits for my kids and I, many memories. Taking pensions from people who have chosen to give a significant part of their lives working and helping others is a low act.

    Diana
  • As a former member of your community I am saddened to hear this and hope that it is decided to Do the right thing and give people what they worked so hard for!

    Jessica
  • Employee who have dedicated their lives to serve others and may have ignored better opportunities relying on the promises that were in their contract should not and can not be betrayed.

    APARNA
  • I think this type of thing should be illegal!

    Lori
  • St. Clare's was the hospital i was born and received great service from as a troubled youngster. More than happy to sign this petition as means of saying "Thank You"

    Santino
  • These people who gave so much of their lives to help us deserve better.

    David
  • St Clare’s must protect the pensions of their employees as they have protected the patients over many years of service.

    Kurt
  • Please join me and sign this petition so pensions can be restored for all these people that have worked so hard for so many.

    Nancy
  • I support you!

    Marcelle J
  • All three of our children were born at St. Clare's, our neighborhood hospital. It was a wonderful place with fantastic staff.

    Rev. Steven
  • I support you!

    Sue
  • So unfair to all the dedicated members of the St. Clares family!

    Deb
  • I support you!

    Dawna
  • It's immoral to leave people with nothing after all their service for the community.

    Michele
  • Please keep your promises...

    Ann
  • I support you!

    Marca
  • Do the right thing!

    Jason
  • We work for low pay and benefits. We help the community with our great efforts and compassion! We deserve a pension that was promised! Please Albany Diecese have compassion for us!!

    Kraig R
  • These people made career decisions based on trust & employer commitments! These dedicated healthcare workers worked for mediocre salaries & hard schedules. NYS Govt needs to make 1100 people whole.

    Laura
  • Make it right and support the people who supported the community all these years

    Cheryl
  • It's an absolute shame, that people who devoted their lives taking care of others, won't be taken care of at all. Something MUST be done!

    Carly
  • I support you!

    Meg
  • My grandmother was an employee all her life and now shes 70 and has to go back to work...

    Lauren
  • St Clare's hospital had always served their community. Especially those who could not afford care. It was morally the correct thing to do. It's time to do for those employees what is morally correct

    Pamela
  • You spend your entire life for the good of others and this is how a Hospital Thanks you??!! Leaves you in poverty and despair 😡

    Mary
  • Don’t screw over the people that have helped you for years!!

    Alexa
  • The pensioners deserve their money. Are the CEO'S, doctor and executive staff members suffering from this too? Please help thsee people!!

    Lorraine
  • I support the pensioners!

    Diana
  • Damn shame. Where is all that money?

    Annie
  • Nobody deserves to be screwed out of their pension. NOBODY !

    John
  • I support you!

    Annie
  • Everyone in the tri-city has fond memories of St. Clare’s. Someone needs to be accountable for this.

    Kim
  • Best of luck to these healers. Can't imagine if I were to be in their place at this time in my life. I chose St. Clare's Hospital in the past for my family's medical care. Wonderful caring staff.

    Deborah
  • I support you!

    Maggie
  • I support all former employees of St. Clare's Hospital in their fight to restore their Pension Plan. Hard work and dedication should be rewarded, not taken away!

    Matthew
  • I support you!

    Kimberly
  • This is a horrible thing to do to dedicated people that hard for so many years to make a company successful. Shameful!!

    Sandra
  • “Please watch over those personnel that watched over others. Remember them and please reinstate their pensions. GOD BLESS”

    Wayne
  • God bless you all!!

    Nicole
  • This would-be a true travesty of Justice. What are these devices people supposed to do? Perhaps your union of Hospitals can help..

    Carole
  • These folks put people first their entire careers!!! It’s time the powers that be put these people ahead of dollars! This is shameful!

    David
  • I support you!

    Casey
  • Angela Brooks Very nice, very helpful treated me like I was part of her family. Thank you Angel for the great care you have given me.

    Marjory
  • Just make it right.

    Nancy
  • I support you!

    William
  • I support you!

    Inesa
  • I guess this is part of the cost savings the Berger commission promised. Deplorable isn't an adequate word to describe what is being done to the former employees of St. Clare's.

    John
  • These people deserve what is rightfully theirs!!!

    Maria
  • We support you!

    Stacey
  • This is unjust, you are crushing the lives of people who faithfully entrusted you with their financial futures by being loyal employees, some for decades, do the right HUMAN thing and reverse this!

    John
  • I was a St Clare's patient all my life. I support and thank you all.

    Marie
  • I support you!

    Alison
  • These are the people who have worked to save our lives and the lives of the people we love.

    Jamie
  • The pensioners are not the ones who mismanaged the funds, they deserve what they worked so hard for!

    Cathy
  • This is a horrendous situation for retirees that are affected by this cut of or loss of their entire pensions. The Catholic Church owes it to each of these individuals to restore their pensions.

    Barbara
  • I support you!

    Ann
  • Do the right thing for these people <3

    Ruth
  • I support you!

    Kristin
  • As a healthcare provider, this is deplorable and needs to be fixed asap.

    Deborah
  • Please make this right. Help the healers.

    Tim
  • Care for the caregivers!!This is disgusting. There are fewer every year, support the ones we have.

    Kate
  • How does an institution promise something so critical to the financial futures of hundreds of employees and then fail to fund their promise to the tune of tens of millions of dollars? Jail someone.

    Paul
  • I support you!

    Kate
  • I certainly hope these pensions are restored , this is so very wrong in multiple ways!

    Lindsay
  • I support you!

    Sarah
  • I support you!

    Susan
  • This needs to be made right, for the pensioners...why is this allowed to happen?

    Greg
  • Restore the pensions to their rightful owners: employees who in good faith paid money out of hard earned paychecks to plan for retirement.

    Kelly
  • Action needs to be taken to get back what these employees were promised. People worked and devote there lives to st Clare's and you take away what they have earned. Please make good on their pension.

    Pat
  • The the people that work there gave up a lot I'm sure to do their jobs and help others out. This is so unfair. These people deserve what is owed to them

    Jean
  • I support you. In honor the devoted and caring RN's I worked with in the Emergency Department.

    Mari
  • I support you!

    Tammy
  • Retired from St.Clares Hospital. We all were a close knit family.Doctors and staff.

    Nancy
  • This is so unfair...hardly a Christian way to treat people.

    Christine
  • This is disgusting that people put many years of dedicated service to a hospital with the intention to retire & collect a pension to find out they can’t collect.

    Ethan
  • I sure hope the men and women that have dedicated their lives to service at St.Clares/Ellis get every penny of their hard earned pensions.

    Sarah
  • I support you!

    Shanna
  • I support you!

    Nico
  • Wonderful people dedicated their lives to working at that hospital and the community it served and this is how they’re treated . Make this right for them ! You have our support.

    Andrew
  • I support you!

    Cory
  • I support you!

    Roberta
  • 100% pension deserved!!!

    Jennifer
  • I support you!

    Susan
  • Failing to fix this is an express ticket to Hell for all those responsible.

    Blakeny
  • The mismanagement of the pension fund was not caused by the pensioners, it was caused by the management and the fund managers they chose. How about revoking any managements pensions that were involved

    Brian
  • I support you!

    Dana
  • Pension dollars should be made good

    John
  • Do the right thing

    Edward
  • I support you!

    Deneen
  • I support you!

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Andrea
  • I'm a former patient. The church should never have voluntarily claimed exemption from federal reporting and pension guarantees, screwing its employees. You call yourselves Christians? Then fix it.

    Carolyne
  • I support you!

    Tracy
  • I support you!

    Paula
  • Workers pensions should be the first obligation not the last.

    Gordon
  • This is very unfair to all of the hard working and dedicated employees of St Clares!! We all deserve better.

    Anita
  • I support you!

    Maureen
  • I support you!

    Nikole
  • Please do the right thing and fund the pensions of these dedicated, hardworking, compassionate people who have taken care of the sick and injured of Schenectady for decades! Anything less is shameful!

    Eileen
  • Please do something for these people. Can't imagine having my retirement income taken away. The consequences are so profound.

    Marie
  • I support you!

    Cassie
  • I support you!

    Randal
  • I support you!

    Doreen
  • Please help these people, they did so much for us.

    DIANA
  • And institution that served the public for all those years should not turn it's back on the dedicated staff. NYS can use its power to make this right!

    Patricia
  • Disgraceful!

    Lisa
  • Individuals and families included the St. Clare's pension in planning for their retirement. Through no fault of their own, they face financial hardship. Please collaborate to restore their benefits.

    Michael
  • Give them what they were promised. I support the former employees of St. Clares!

    Jenna
  • This needs to be rectified ...

    TIMOTHY
  • I support you!

    Kristen
  • Removing promised pensions from earnest, dedicated, compassionate employees is unconscionable. These workers deserve better. It is a must their voices be heard and their pensions restored!

    Barbara
  • I support you!

    Jason
  • I support you!

    Janice
  • I support you!

    Kevin
  • So unfair. What are you thinking?

    Bonita
  • I support you!

    Danielle
  • The care was great at St. Claire's!

    Thomas
  • Signed

    Barbara
  • I support you!

    Kate
  • I support you!

    Christopher
  • My aunt worked hard there for many years! This is aweful!!!

    Paula
  • This is not right. These people need care and support, especially after giving years of service to the hospital. Shame on you for even thinking of doing this.

    Jennifer
  • I support you!

    Denise
  • This is totally outrageous. These indivdiuals worked for years and paid into this pension system and now it is completely gone.

    Thomas
  • Many in my family worked here!!!! This is horrible!

    Patricia
  • I support you!

    Laurel
  • I support you and your fellow pensioners. NYS and The Catholic Diocese you need to make this right !!!

    Penny
  • I support you!

    Michele
  • I support you!

    Laura
  • I support you!

    Kelley
  • Please do what's right!

    Lynne
  • I am a Sch'dy Co Legislator and stand in solidarity with the men and women affected by this debacle. In an era where we give billions in tax breaks to Amazon, we should make these people whole.

    brian
  • Loyal employees are getting shafted! It is just shameful!

    Heather
  • Long working & loyal employees at St. Clares deserve the pensions they worked so hard for. What company just rips that out from under people? People calculated this income into their retirement plans

    Wendy
  • This is unethical and morally WRONG.

    Denise
  • I support you!

    Frances
  • St. Clare's staff served our community faithfully. Please do not abandon them.

    Carrie
  • This was not the intent of the Berger Commission. Please protect and not punish the caregivers.

    Eileen
  • Make this right for all of the dedicated staff who gave many years service to an organization they believed in and supported. What happened to the money???

    Patricia
  • I support you!

    Kelly
  • What happened here is wrong! Period.

    Karen
  • Tens of thousands of hours spent healing tens of thousands of people. Tens of thousands of their hard earned dollars contributed. Unconscionable!

    Colleen
  • Pensions belong to the people who worked for them. Erasing pensions is immoral. It is wrong on so many levels and inconsistent with Christian values as I understand them.

    Gunhilde
  • This is so sad. And, definitely not fair! Don’t mess with people’s money that they worked hard for! Shame on anyone who voted to do this to the pension fund !

    Sherril
  • Give those nurses their pensions. They worked harder than anyone

    JILL
  • I support you!

    Stephanie
  • Several realtives affected by this. Long time Schenectady resident. Heartbreaking.

    Paul
  • Dedicated CAREGIVERS have earned their pensions

    Felicia
  • I support you!

    Phillis
  • I support you!

    Cristiana
  • The Catholic Church can do better than this for those who devoted years of their life to help the sick.

    Audrey
  • They contributed to it, they earned it, give it back!

    Doug
  • Do the right thing...make this right!

    Lori
  • Please reconsider, this is disgraceful and unfair that these caring people have to deal with the very scary fact that their pensions will be taken away.

    Leanne
  • I support you!

    Jacqueline
  • Please reconsider taking away pensions. So many who dedicated their lives and care in the medical field need to be appreciated and taken care of in return.

    Nancy
  • How can God‘s angels of healing be treated so badly

    Robin
  • Despicable

    Leiah
  • St. Clares'S, Read the first word, Saint. Apparently by the abbreviation of St. you failed to understand the true meaning of loyalty, compassion and fairness. Please treat others as you yourself would want to be treated.

    CHRISTINE c
  • These people who dedicted there lives to care for the ill and indigent community of Schenectday does not deserve to this injustice. Please help these people.

    Angela
  • I support you!

    Jay
  • Make this number one priority for all of us

    Melinda
  • This is absolutely terrible and unfair, these employees did their time they deserve their benefits!!!

    Maria
  • I support you!

    Vern
  • I support you!

    Jonathan
  • I support you!

    Nicolle
  • You really have to care for who devoted years to your efforts. Give them a single buy out!

    James
  • I support you!

    Samantha
  • This is disgraceful. Something should be done to help these loyal and hard working people who dedicated their lives to helping out those in need. Please reconsider and do not take away their pensions!

    Donna
  • A "religious exception" was used to avoid paying insurance that would have protected these pensions - but the Catholic church now doesn't want to hear about it. Doesn't sound very Christian.

    Shelley
  • Shame what you are doing to these good people.

    Rosemary
  • This is terribly absurd. How did they think it was okay to destroy people's lives like that. Shame on them.

    Shelly
  • Please help all these people get what they are all entitled to.

    Agnes
  • Please, do the right thing, for these retiree’s. They have spent their lives, putting others first .... your turn!

    Carole
  • These nurses have devoted their time away from their families to take care of yours. They deserve their pensions. Praying for a better solution.

    Tiffany
  • I support you!

    Deanna
  • These nurses are devoting their time in nuring the sick. Its only right to give them the pensions they have worked so hard for.

    JESIKA R
  • How can this be. How will 100s of people who have dedicated there lives to healing the sick, be able to care for them self. Shameful corporate greed.

    Lillian
  • I loved St. Clare's and its employees, please do some soul searching and make this right.

    Don
  • I support you!

    Stephanie
  • We have devoted many years taking care of patients.

    Barbara
  • So sad

    Sharon
  • I support you!

    Maureen
  • Give back what was earned!!!!

    Lorri
  • A terrible slap in the face to all those dedicated people who provided top notch care to those in need! St. Clare's was and is the definition of a Community Hospital.

    Thomas
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • I delivered my baby at St. Clare's, and I was delighted at how the nurses kindness and helpfulness made me feel ready to take him home.

    Martie
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • Cut the shit and give the people their pensions.

    Timothy
  • I support you!

    Tess
  • I support you!

    Robert
  • This is so sad and so unfair!

    Jamie
  • I have been to St. Clare's Hospital, numerous times, in it's days of operations. I find it despicable! These people have lost their pensions. Talk about UN-AMERICAN! Give these people back their pensions, NOW!

    Deanna
  • I support you!

    Stephen
  • SHAME ON YOU ST. CLARES HOSPITAL!!!!

    Bonnie
  • I support you!

    Carissa
  • I support you!

    Sherry
  • This treatment of dedicated people is pathetic!

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Gabrielle
  • A pension is a guarantee and was paid into a fund. This is a travesty!

    Marcia
  • The Diocese of Albany should be ashamed!!!

    Theresa
  • Where has the Diocese of Albany been since 1998, when the first pension plan payment was missed? Apparently, in CYA mode-"...does not bear legal or financial responsibility..." Shameful.

    Jeffrey
  • I support you!

    LaVerna
  • I support you!

    kaleigh
  • I spent my first year as a graduate RN at St Clares. I support my perceptions and role models.

    Jodi
  • Un-effing-believable. These folks took care of you and your family, and now you turn your back on them? Under what Christian principle does that work?

    Nancy
  • After years and dedication of the staff, they deserve their pensions! The pensions should have been solidified before St. Clare’s closed. All relied on the Berger Commission to do the right thing.

    Kim
  • I support you!

    Lora
  • This situation is unconscionable. People that work for a pension need to get their benefits.

    Viola
  • I support you!

    Michelle
  • This decision is inexcusable & must be turned around

    Patricia
  • They helped people now it’s there time to get help .

    Susan
  • This is an atrocity to those who deserve their pensions. Shame, shame, shame on those responsible. Give back the pensions!

    Michele
  • As a former employee of St Clares my hear goes out to all of us who “Put the Care into St Clares”. Now we are asking for help receiving the Pension we earned. Please help right this wrong Patty Flacke

    Patricia
  • How unjust this is! Give them the pension they’ve stayed and worked for!!!!

    Alice
  • I support you!

    Lindsay
  • I can't believe you would do this to your dedicated employees. You should be ashamed to do this. We're is your conscience.

    Karen
  • I support you!

    Donna
  • This is devastating for all the people that worked so hard to help others. Do the right thing and give these people their well deserved pensions!

    Patricia
  • I support you!

    Molly
  • No words how devastating this has impacted people's lives. Their years of dedication should not end up like this. Shame on the powers that be.

    Sharon
  • This needs to be rectified! Unfair to all of the loyal employees who spent so many years helping others.

    Elizabeth
  • I support you!

    august
  • Do the right thing and don’t take away their pension.

    Austin
  • There is the power out there to make this right !

    Robert and Marilyn
  • I support you!

    Brandi
  • This is unconscionable! Please do the right thing and restore all pensions!

    Ann
  • Please help these people!

    Meagan
  • I support you!

    Antonia
  • We stand with you.

    Bernadette
  • An unfair and inexcusable action against dedicated staff😞

    Dianne
  • I support you!

    Dorene
  • Something needs to be done. You can’t just default on promises made to employees who poured their blood, sweat, and tears into St. Clare’s Corporation fit years! Do the right thing!

    Derek
  • These people have worked years for the company. Isn’t right to take away their pensions. Hope you have another plan for them to retire.

    Raelene
  • I support you!

    Ziska
  • I worked at St. Clare’s but left and took my pension with me. My heart breaks for all those who dedicated their time for all those years and have nothing. I pray somehow you will find a solution.

    Janice
  • These nurses have been at st Clare’s their whole career. So you combine with Ellis and all the years of patient care and dedication these nurses have given & now you take away there pension WRONG!

    Marie
  • I support you!

    Sharon
  • Were the pension funds not monitored by CEO's, Comptrollers, Trustees??Someone knew this would happen. They should be held responsible for their fiduciary negligence! So unfair.

    Toni L
  • How were they allowed an exempt status from the insurance if the diocese is saying they have nothing to do with the hospital?

    Maria
  • call an actuary firm and have them do a study to find out why the changes in benefits were made. Have you asked the ACLU or PBGC to comment? Are annuities and other pension Prudential owns safe.

    John
  • My brother gave his all for Saint Clare’s for over 35 years under the belief that he would have a pension. The yanking of this security shortly before retirement is a moral injustice.

    Nancy
  • It's unethical to cut off the retirement benefits of so many workers who devoted their working life to help other. Insurance company's should be paying out. Do the right thing. Pay them back.

    Elizabeth
  • This situation needs to be made right!

    Kathi
  • Another shameful act by the Catholic Church-do the right thing and reinstate the pensions. Christianity at its worst. Not sure how you live w yourselves.

    Susan
  • Do the right thing

    Paul
  • Do the right thing. Pensions should be secure. A gross injustice!

    Lorraine
  • This is a terrible move against a very caring group of St Clare’s employees. Do the right thing. Restore their pensions!!

    Brian
  • I support you!

    Denise
  • So the wonderful compassionate staff who helped deliver my baby and hold my hand while I cried will lose their pension? Is this for real ? If so I am sickened

    Nina
  • Do the right thing and restore their pensions- what a travesty!

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Jack
  • Repair this travesty and restore the pensions!

    Andrea
  • I support you!

    Heather
  • Do the RIGHT thing for your faithful employees!

    Brenda
  • The idea that individuals would lose their hard earned pensions because larger companies came in and overtook their hospital is absurd. Do we expect them to work forever??? Absolutely not. Disgusting.

    Taylor
  • I support you!

    Nicole
  • I support you!

    sally
  • Ellis ruin St. Clares !

    michael
  • There are millions of $$ squandered by the government & church annually. This situation must be rectified!!

    Denise
  • This is unfair. The employees gave you the best years of service and were promised a pension in return. Keep your promise St. Clare just as your employees did when they came to work for 20 plus years!

    Margaret
  • Pete was a wonderful employee that dedicated years to St. Clare’s before the take over of Ellis Hospital those employees should not lose their pension.

    Lindsay
  • I support you!

    Jess
  • I grew up in Schenectady and have only the upmost respect for all those that cared for our community for decades. Please give them the pensions they deserve and earned.Its the Christian thing to do

    Christine
  • These individuals, caretakers for many thousands in our community over the years, deserve far better than this. I trust a meaningful solution can be found to address this incredibly unjust situation.

    David
  • Thank God my pension is from NYS Poice and Fire retirement system. I hope Coumo doesn't get any ideas of stealing from our pensions.

    Cas
  • To those on the board who got theirs, how about getting the rest of us ours!

    Lance
  • I support you!

    Kathianne
  • Pay them what they are owed! They earned it..

    Michael
  • As a faith leader this breaks my heart... this is a great example of the hypocrisy and a lack of discipleship that has turned away so many from the Church.

    Rev. Dustin
  • Disgraceful that the State or the Catholic Church can't help these retires. Don't think the church can completely divorce itself from the devastating situation.

    Dan
  • Sad that our Church speaks of justice and the poor but holds on tight to their monies. I believe the Church would be better off living as the poor in true solidarity than with fist filled with money.

    Janice
  • If the US Government can bail out auto makers, Wall Street & banks it can surely help these folks that have given their all to St Clares and deserve the pensions promised!

    Dennis
  • I support you!

    David
  • Their is NO excuse at all for this . These people deserve their pension.

    Richard
  • Shameful of the Diocese to do this and Ellis Hospital: that contract to remove any responsibility to St. Clare’s pension is real shameful. I can’t imagine being of retirement age expecting or actually having this pension to have it ripped away.

    Lorie
  • I truly hope & pray that these wonderful people who dedicated their time get redemption. This is beyond unfair! This was completely preventable & there is absolutely no justifiable excuse for it.

    Jessica
  • Could you imagine being an elderly retiree facing financial insecurity at the hands of a mismanaged employer and now have to face rejoining an already insure workforce just so you can feed yourself?

    Christopher
  • I support you!

    Deborah
  • You can NOT just snatch away people's future's. Unfathomable injustice!

    Christina
  • Nobody who worked full time and responsibly planned for their retirement should have to face this. It should be illegal, it’s criminal in my eyes to do this to hard working people.

    Samantha
  • This is awful. People dedicated their life to help others and get nothing for their dedication and hard work. How can there be nothing these retirees can do.

    Carol
  • I support you!

    Bradley
  • I worked for St Claire's Hospital and think that what is happening is disgusting.

    Karen
  • I support you!

    ROBERTA
  • Praying the mentioned people responsible for taking the pensions from all these hardworking healers do the right and honorable thing by restoring these pensions.

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Shatiki
  • I support you!

    Brianna
  • I support you!

    Kristen
  • It's disgusting that those who have worked their entire adult life knowing they would be able to retire have had the rug pulled out from under them. The Catholic Diocese isn't broke they need to act!

    Jill
  • Please add Dr Daniel J Marcus to the lust as well. We were stunned that this was announced to us so casually, as though it was acceptable. Thank you Ceil Mack for taking the lead !

    Sandra
  • I support you!

    Julie
  • For people to spend as much time as they did to have somethi ng for the future to just get ripped off is why half the new generation doesn't work as they should. Your better off living off the state.

    Krista
  • Give them back what they ve been promised and earned.

    Barbara
  • This is absolutely disgusting to workers and their families that put in the time, now they are being abandoned and not given what they were promised. A disgrace.

    sarah
  • I support you!

    Jean
  • I support you!

    Karen
  • This is unacceptable. Something needs to be done. No reason the funds should have been mismanaged. The state takes enough of my money for welfare, they can put it towards this pension instead.

    Tony
  • I support you!

    Lisa
  • How unfair this whole thing is, the need to make this good for all ho put their years into this hospital.

    donna
  • They need to do the right thing here!

    Lisa
  • This is a disgrace! These people’s focus for their entire careers has been to help people. Now they are being abandoned when they need what they were promised.

    Suzanne
  • These hard working care givers were here to help us when we needed it most, and deserve the pension they were promised and worked very hard for.

    Melissa
  • I support you!

    Nicole
  • A pension is a promise.

    Dan
  • Hope the Catholic Church will meet their pension fund obligations to help these excellent hospital workers. The bishop was in charge of the board while this mess occurred.

    Beth
  • How is this considered acceptable by anyone? These people are owed a debt and it needs to be paid.

    Skyler
  • This is disgusting.

    Matt
  • This is a travesty of justice; Catholic church hurting people again in a different way. Pope should make sure these first responders get some of the huge amount of money donated to "help others"!!!

    Eric
  • Someone needs to be held accountable - The Catholic Diocese needs to honor the pension promise they made.

    James
  • I support you!

    Meghan
  • Terrible situation for so many dedicated compassionate care workers.

    Sandra K
  • This is reprehensible. Shame on you.

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Wayne
  • This is unacceptable to do to my father and all those promised a pension. They worked too hard for so many years and stayed loyal to this institution until the end! Where did the funds go?

    Kristina
  • Please reinstate this pension. Employees were promised a pension and depended on it.Where did the money go? Someone needs to take ownership of this. I can't see how this can be legal. God Bless!

    Karen
  • I support you!

    Kristen
  • I think this is a rotton deal for all these people who serviced the public for years. Its totally unfair.

    Tanya
  • The Catholic Diocese hasa a duty honored responsibility to care for those who have cared for so many for so long, This should be considrered by any and all parishoners next time they pass the plate

    Bruce
  • I am again flabbergasted at the audacity of Gov't and Corps taking away money from hard working CARING people. Who is at fault here? Certainly not the employees, we should take your pensions away!!!

    Pamela
  • This is a travesity and I know probably half the people affected

    John
  • This is not the right way to treat people who worked so diligently in providing care in our community.

    Melissa
  • I support you!

    Mark
  • you have my support!

    Steven
  • I support you!

    Jenelle
  • I support you!

    Mariann
  • Was a patient there many times. The staff was excellent. They are getting screwed for something they did their part of.

    Frank G
  • I support you!

    Hillary
  • Stripping hard-working people of their livelihood in this way should be a criminal act!

    Heather
  • this is a travesty to not have kept employees informed about pension fund status, all available options, and moving to reestablish a cogent plan to strengthen the financial solvency in the fund.

    eileen
  • I support you!

    Jeff
  • All those that caused this "underfunding" should be brought to bear and made responsible. This includes the NYS commission that caused the closure of St. Clare's Hospital

    Paul
  • I support you!

    hailey
  • I support you!

    Robert
  • I support you!

    JESSICA
  • In my opinion this is a criminal act and all pention money should be returned to these Americans who have worked hard all their lives.

    Marla
  • Terrible thing to happen I had a few friends who worked there and to see them getting screwed is not right they worked there quite awhile and for that hospital to do that to their own loyal employees is just not right

    Tom
  • I support you!

    La Toya
  • To Albany Catholic Diocese and the St Clares Corporation Board : SHAME ON YOU !

    Laura
  • I SUPPORT YOU!

    Jessica
  • I was employed at St Clare’s for 33 years, 6 full time and the rest part time. The employees were a caring family and do not deserve this awful injustice.

    Marilyn
  • This terrible injustice must be addressed and redressed ASAP.

    Patsey
  • My uncle is effected by this termination. He had worked there for decades! Please come up with a solution, this is cruel.

    Christine
  • My dad was Michael Spector, he would have fought for his nurses to get what they deserve, please make sure the nurses and all staff get their deserved pension in return for all their hard work!

    Katie
  • I support you!

    Lance
  • Many members of my family worked at this hospital since the day it opened, had babies there, surgery and were given excellent care. What would Fr. Robert Cronin say? Sad

    Arlene
  • Please reinstate the pension for these wonderful people. Caring, compassionate and intelligent. They helped keep that facility open for years. This is wrong. Please reinstate!

    Dawn
  • Is there a go fund me account?

    James
  • Hold the proper people accountable. With companies changing hands and flipping pension plans constantly, oversight needs to begin happening. This is probably the tip of the iceberg.

    Pamela
  • This is so sad and just wrong!

    MICHELE
  • Not the Catholic/Christian way to treat those that gave so much to care for the sick.

    KATHE
  • This is a gross injustice, St. Clare’s Corp. apparently has no integrity.

    Izzy
  • It's difficult to make ends meet with the pension, it will be devastating without it. I don't understand how any organization can let this happen to people, much less a "Christian " one.

    Eileen
  • This is appalling! How can a company get away with simply canceling someone's pension? No longer offering a pension to new employees is one thing - stealing from current/former employees is criminal!

    Monica
  • This is just terrible to deny the pensions of so many dedicated people. I agree that the diocese does have a responsibility to cover this.

    Mary Lou
  • I had several visits to St. Clare's, and the people that worked there gave me great care!

    Steven
  • I support you!

    Sarah
  • This is a disgrace to the past and present employees of St. Clare’s. I hope this can be rectified.

    Cindy
  • Make this right.

    Nancy
  • Help us Heal the Healers!

    Brian & Teresa
  • I support you!

    Sheila
  • I support you!

    Joseph E.
  • I support you!

    Cati
  • What a terrible blow to the people who had faith and depended on St. Clare's and the church to fulfill their promises. I am so sad for you all.

    Ann
  • How does this happen??!!😡

    Laura
  • please help these dedicated retirees present and future.

    Carol
  • Our legislators need to create laws that protect the sanctity of pensions. Saint Clare's Hospital retirees are being denied the pensions they spent a lifetime building. It is just plain wrong!

    Howard
  • taking someones pension should get jail time

    stephen
  • With anything like this I am just curious if this affects those from top down. In most cases it is not and those in the middle and on the low end of the ladder are those most affected.

    Andrew
  • They earned their pension - please find a way to restore it !

    Joseph
  • This is a horrible way to treat devoted retirees

    MaryBeth
  • This is an absolute corruption of laws and power. How dare they even be allowed to opt out of the federal protections. The diocese owes these Christians recovery, not platitudes!

    Joanne
  • Shame on you,St. Clares!

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Anastasia
  • My mom is one of these people. She devoted her life to that hospital and this is not how she should be treated. We expect our retirement to last. That is why it is created.

    Jennifer
  • Don't be dicks give the people the pensions they worked years for at that shitty hospital make it rite you can't just Rob people and expect it to be ok

    Justin
  • This is a travesty and their pensions should be finiaced by the state. My father has never worked anywhere else in his life. Since he was a boy he has worked there and continues to work at now Ellis

    Christopher
  • I support you!

    Martha
  • Something must be done by the church, government and business institutions which benefited from the hard work of these people who took care of our sick. Hospital board and management failed them.

    Chris
  • I support you!

    Barbara
  • I support you!

    Kathy
  • I support you!

    Bridget
  • I support you!

    Melanie
  • I can’t believe whats happening .I seem to be one of the lucky ones collecting something but my fellow co workers and friends left in the cold.Total incompetence insurance was available.Say goodbye to my weekly contribution at mass.

    Michael
  • Please do the right thing, and give these people what they deserve!

    Jordan
  • I support you!

    Kelli
  • Disgraceful and unjust treatment of dedicated Professionals....please do the right thing and correct this at once.

    Margaret
  • You need do what is right and pay these employees what they have earned and deserve. It is horrible and disappointing to hear that this has happened to them . This is wrong in so many ways !

    Venziana
  • I support you!

    Debbie
  • This is heartbreaking for my coworkers and peers. Cataclysmic and life impacting. Please help.

    Renee
  • Unbelievable treatment to those who have worked so hard to care for others. My father worked at St. Clare’s (now Ellis) nearly 40 yrs & you have taken away his right to the money he was counting on.

    Heather
  • I support you!

    Deborah
  • I support you!

    Julie
  • I support you!

    Emma
  • Involve 60 minutes , get some journalism behind you to keep many more eyes on this. Other institutions can learn from this "gross" mis managing. No one should have to face this alone .

    jerylann
  • The staff of St. Clare's dedicated their lives to the patients of this hospital, and to think that this Catholic hospital would even consider terminating their pensions is so unchristian.

    Lora
  • The hospital mission included the Catholic commands to respect , honor and give dignity to life. It would be imperitive to extend this to all who enter St. Clare’s Hospital. Please restore pensions!

    Patricia
  • I support you!

    Nancy
  • Each visit you promised to take care of us, and you did. From the ER, xray, etc, to the birth of our 3 children. Hoping they will take care of you like they promised.

    Cathy
  • It is ludricrous that a business that had dedicated employees would take away their earned pension, what they worked for and earned! Higher executives GIVE UP a higher % or all of of your pension!

    Cathy
  • This is awful. How could St Clair's do this?

    Brian
  • This is outrageous! The Catholic Church should have paid for the insurance on this fund. Someone needs to be held accountable.

    Cherie
  • I graduated from St. Clare's Xray school in 1961. I was a dishwasher at age 14. Many in my family have worked there and some were born at St. Clare's. Special caring employees !

    Anne Doolin
  • Please restore the pension plan for those who dedicated their lives and careers caring for the patients and community at St. Clair’s Hospital.

    Jayne
  • Support those who helped support others!

    Adam
  • I have 2 small pensions coming to me from 2 hospitals I have worked at St Mary’s I. Troy and Ellis Medicine. I can retire in 11 years, I am counting on these pensions for income when I retire.

    Sarah
  • I support you!

    Julie
  • This is shameful !!! Healthcare practitioners who worked at this Capital Region medical institution for decades are now being denied their promised pensions. This is insanity.

    Mindy
  • I have worked over 20 years at st. clare's. I deserve my pension just like everybody else does. Thank you

    Gerald
  • Please restore St. Claire’s pension plan. These men and women have devoted their lives to helping others. How can such an injustice be justified?

    Lynda
  • I support you!

    Kate
  • These nurses and other health care employees deserve their pension which was earned. Please restore the St. Clare's pension and avoid this terrible injustice!

    Elizabeth
  • I support you!

    Alison
  • Restore their pensions. How dare you take this away from so many dedicated and deserving employees.

    Pat
  • I support you!

    Dan
  • Shameful that this is happening.

    William
  • If so called religious organizations can opt out of pension protection laws that other organizations have to follow they should lose their tax exemption status until they make it right

    Jennifer
  • Justice for the healers.

    Gary
  • I support you!

    Lisa
  • I support you!

    Kimberly
  • Restore pensions that were EARNED by many!!!

    Robert
  • Very sad, and disappointing.

    Dana
  • Please restore the pensions of these individuals. What you are doing is completely unjust.

    Christine
  • I support you!

    Alexander
  • Please restore pensions. Not fair to hard working healers. Need to make this right!

    Linda
  • Hoping you right your wrong

    Stephanie
  • I support you!

    Justin
  • Please do the right thing.

    Jacquelyn
  • Gov. Cuomo - we just re-elected you, now step in and right this wrong !

    Terry
  • Multiple generations of women in my family dedicated their entire lives to nursing. This is a discouraging, shameful outrage. Nothing more nothing less to be said.

    Maire Grace
  • I support you!

    Kristin
  • I support you!

    Lavina
  • I support you!

    David
  • My mother devoted her life and career as a nurse to St. Clare's until she retired at 62. Over 35 years of dedicated service, as well as all her 4 children, including me, were all born there.

    Anne
  • I support you!

    Marifrances
  • I support you!

    Angela
  • We support all the employees of St Clare’s who for so many years dedicated their lives to the welfare of all the patients served. May a positive resolution be found for everyone concerned.

    James
  • How can St. Clare's Hospital think about treating their loyal, hard-working employees like this! Years & years of service, EARNING their pension! Now you want to revoke?Disgraceful!

    Shelly
  • Criminal acts! They should be punished! Thy shall no steal!!!

    Beverly
  • This is not right. It’s not ok to take people’s pensions away.

    Wendy
  • The richest church in the world needs to make this right.

    Brenda
  • Do the right thing!! Restore the pensions!

    Valerie
  • Hold the damn Vatican accountable if necessary!!!

    Maureen
  • You should be ashamed of yourselves! What would Jesus do?

    Theresa
  • I support you!

    Rick
  • I support you!

    Melissa
  • My brother worked at St. Clare’s for 30 years! This will be a monumental loss for him as well as for the many others who unknowingly have had their financial security jeopardized.

    Sharon
  • These people deserve to be treated better than this!

    Faye
  • I delivered my daughter at St Clare’s in 1986. The care I received after cesarean was incredible. To think those employees are in jeopardy now is heartbreaking. Something has to be done, someone needs to be held accountable.

    Gail
  • This is a horrible situation and the people at the top should be ashamed that they allowed this money to be mismanaged. This has created a very stressful situation for all affected. Sickening!

    Cindi
  • This should be criminal. If police or firefighters list their pension in this way, people wouldn't stand for it. Please sign. All people's contributions matter. All promises should be kept.

    Shannon
  • I support you!

    Joann
  • Not Right. Just not right!

    Elizabeth
  • I support you!

    Ron
  • I support you!

    Deana
  • Keep faith alive! Not everyone believes, but there comes a time when someone turns and needs a place of hope!

    Melanie
  • I support you!

    Matt
  • So wrong. These folks cared for so many and are now having there lives wrecked. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Tom
  • This situation should be investigated by the State, the County and the City. Someone should also be looking at the Berger Commission’s decision.

    Mikki
  • I support you!

    Annette
  • I support you!

    Aiyana
  • While any benefits package has a cost for the provider and this is an usual case, but these individuals were promised this pension and are relying upon it.

    Joseph
  • The agreement to provide a pension to these workers must be honored. It’s an integrity issue at stake for those that provide service to others.

    Joseph
  • Please be compassionate and keep a past commitment to these fine employees

    Joanne
  • I support you!

    Heidi Maria
  • I support you!

    Jennifer
  • No one deserves to be treated this way. We all work hard and deserve a retirement.

    Margaret
  • It only seems ethical to reciprocate the love that these folks served to others.

    Jesse
  • I certainly hope the diocese and any a parties involved will step up and care for those who cared for others. This is not Christ's way

    jackie
  • Make this right. Fund the pensions of those who dedicated their lives to service!

    Heidi
  • I support you!

    Jennifer
  • This is very unfair to dedicated employees. If you decide to advance this agenda, I would expect every member of the administration staff to return any money they received when they left.

    Susan
  • These types of things don't happen overnight. The Trustees of the Fund bear a lot of the responsibility for allowing the pension to get to this point before making the participants aware.

    Glenn
  • The employees of St. Clare’s gave their service, now it’s time for YOU to keep your end of the deal. St. Clare’s would never BE without THEM.

    Amy
  • People who worked at St Clare's expected to have a pension when they retired. That benefit should not be taken away.

    Gary
  • I support you!

    Alicia
  • I support you!

    Alex
  • Absolutely Sinful. The church is suppose to be an advocate for us. The politicans are suppose to serve at our will Yet, Neither have stood up to help rectify this situation and both wonder why people lose faith in these institutions

    Peggy
  • I support you!

    Sal
  • I worked there for thirty years among many others, this is just not right!!!!

    Deborah
  • Please fix this!

    Kristen
  • These people worked hard for many years and deserve and need their pensions. You should be very ashamed to be putting everyone through this hardship.

    Kathy
  • St Clare’s was And always will be my family. We all worked so hard and now learn we are not going to get the pension we all deserve. Please make it right. We all depended on this money.

    Pamela
  • I support you!

    Patricia
  • I support you!

    Kaitlin
  • Help heal the healers

    Mark
  • The wonderful caregivers worked in good faith, some for over 30 years... have lost their entire pension. I am hopeful the diocese can help these great people.

    Joe
  • The people who worked at St. Clare’s served the patients and community when it was needed. We need to protect what was promised to them.

    Christine
  • Please help to protect their retirement.

    Forrest
  • I support you!

    Daniel
  • Please protect their pension

    Joanne
  • I support you!

    Erica
  • Dishonesty! These people worked hard for many years of their lives, and EARNED/DESERVED the pension that was promised to them! PLEASE make good on that promise.

    Therese
  • I support you!

    Katrina
  • Heal the healers

    Lisa
  • Terrible what has happened to those who gave so much.

    Debra
  • Me and my fellow dedicated St Clare's colleagues don't deserve this.

    Leandra
  • I worked with the St. Clares family for 26 years taking care of the facilities and making our family safe. It was a lot of hard work, but now it appears all of that was for nothing.

    Richard
  • I support you!

    Deb
  • The idea that people who have worked faithfully can now arbitrarily have their pension plan changed it’s just unacceptable by all standards !

    Kathleen
  • I support you!

    Kelly
  • Please find a way to restore this fund

    Allen
  • The wonderful staff of St. Clare’s Hospital helped bring our first child into the world in 1980. Please give these wonderful people the pensions to which they are entitled! You are in our prayers.

    Cynthia
  • It is unbelievable there needs to be a petition for this. Things should have never gotten to this point. These people needs their pensions!

    Tammy
  • I support you!

    Deb
  • I support you!

    Courtney
  • I support you!

    Andrea
  • I started working at St. Clare’s in ‘93. I am more than a little upset that I have to delay my retirement (was slated for Sept’19) to make up for what I am losing by getting NO pension. Disgraceful

    Sandra
  • I support you!

    Ross
  • How can a hospital run by the Diocese take away pension money from so many loyal employees. I thought the Berger commission help to fund millions of dollars into their pension. WHAT HAPPENED?

    Teddie
  • I support you!

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Robin
  • Regardless of circumstances, St. Clare employees should receive their pensions. They toiled in good faith and are not responsible for the current problems. The “Audience “ should make them whole.

    Jim
  • My mother worked at St. Claire's and she deserves her pension. It is unfair to take away a person's financial security after they have given much time and energy to their career.

    Jonai
  • Its becoming increasingly scary that our corps n businesses have people who plan out our future n it doesn't msterialize

    Tanis
  • Pension promises are promises, make this right.

    Virgil
  • St Clare’s was a great place to work. Everyone was always friendly and treated each other as if they were family. Patients were well taken care of now it’s time to take care of those employees

    Gail
  • Many employees trusted the Diocese as well as the St.Clare's board to honor all who were loyal to the hospital for so many years. I worked there for 29 +years and where did the money go!

    Jeanne
  • This is so wrong in so many ways. The devoted staff should get what they deserve!

    Suzanne
  • That is stealing money from those who contributed

    Jerry
  • As a 5 yr employee at St Clare's I saw first hand the excellent care each and every patient received by the entire dedicated staff. It breaks my heart to see those that gave so much receive so little.

    Kevin
  • I support you!

    John
  • I support you!

    Stacey
  • It is not fair that people have paid into their pension and then that money is gone. Where did it go? That should’ve been in a separate, untouched account. In my opinion that is stealing!

    Jennifer
  • I support you!

    Tonya
  • This does not pass the smell test. It's not fair to these hard working people. I hope they get what they deserve.

    Thomas
  • I was born at St. Clare's and so was my son, best care ever !!!

    Dana
  • This is outrageous and completely unfair!

    Joseph
  • This is a disgrace. The State should provide the necessary funding to restore fund so all retiree's get their full pensions. These retiree's deserve to get what they were promised.

    Ray
  • This is criminal and someone needs to be held accountable. These employees worked hard taking care of sick and injured people and were promised that they would be compensated for when they retired

    Gary
  • I RECIEVED THE LETTER-I WAS PREVIOUSLY VESTED,AS WAS MY WIFE.PLEASE INCLUDE US IN ANY ACTION. THANKS

    ANDREW
  • unconscionable-and disgraceful -

    Edward
  • All of these employees ran your hospital for years. Without them you wouldn’t have had a hospital. It’s your responsibility to now make good on what they were promised for keeping it running for you.

    Nikki
  • Unbelievable and terrible how employees are treated after years of sacrifice!

    Camille
  • If any of the individuals that made this horrific decision, pension was the one that was terminated.....would the outcome be the same. I think not! Give it back! I'm so sad to hear this.

    SALLY
  • This is shameful to those that dedicated their careers to St Clare's. They took the job with a pension as a benefit. Give the what they worked so hard for! Mismanagement is not their problem. Shame!

    Cynthia
  • NYS, Catholic Church, Prudential & board members but no one will take responsibility for this disaster Where did our hard earned pension go? Please help the dedicated deserving St Clares employees

    Debra
  • Our 1st son was born at St.Clare'sHosp ('05). We rec'd impeccable care. Staff worked for/were promised/deserve their pensions. Are the decision makers in all this foregoing their pensions, too?

    Betsy
  • I support you!

    Mia
  • This is horrible! They worked hard and they should be compensated with the benefits they were promised!

    Malinda
  • This is unconscionable! Where are the politicians who should be investigating this on behalf of their constituents. Where are the protections? Everyone who has earned a pension should be concerned.

    Cheryl
  • Very sad situation. Many thanks go out to all the nurses and medical personnel for all you do. Praying for all nurses and medical personnel in which this affects.

    Len'a
  • I support you!

    Dorothy
  • Never heard of anything so RIDICULOUS. If this keeps happening we won't be able to find anyone to take care of out health needs. Shame on you Ellis. My heart goes out to all the employees.

    Kathryn
  • My children were born at that wonderful hospital! The nurses, staff, and workers were committed to helping and caring for people for many years and and deserve their pensions!

    Carol
  • Shame on you.

    Angella
  • This is so morally wrong on every level, I didn't work there but my heart breaks for these employees!! Another mark on the Catholic church!

    kate
  • Wrong just wrong.

    Joseph
  • As a former employee/retiree, I am appalled by the mismanagement and lack of necessary communication. This is in no way a reflection of the care, compassion and inclusiveness at SCH.

    Karen
  • This is wrong on so many levels! I do support every professional that worked so long and hard! Pensions are not public assistance! It is earned and paid into for YEARS!

    Jennifer
  • Glad to help, I hope it works out in the end

    Andrew
  • My mother was a nurse for over 30 years at St Clare's and a devout Catholic Staff at a hospital, those who gave their lives to care for others as well as their faith can not be treated this way.

    Colleen
  • How can people who have worked all their lives be left with nothing. Today Amazon got 1.5 billion dollars from New York State. Is this fair?

    Nick
  • I support you!

    Kirsten
  • I support you!

    Lynne
  • Promises abandoned, pensions stolen. So wrong.

    Karen
  • No wonder people are turning away from the Catholic Church when they choose to support pedophile Priests and not hard working employees of a Catholic Hospital. The truth hurts...

    Rebecca
  • These folks worked hard helping the sick and upholding the standards for St Clare's for years. They don't deserve such ill treatment.

    Karol
  • I support you!

    Chris
  • This is so wrong. This money was earned. Years and years of very hard work for every cent. Who spent their money? Where is it?

    Laurie
  • Never better care than at St. Clare’s. Dedicated professionals earned their pensions everyday. Give them the respect they deserve.

    Christine
  • Having been a patient at St. Clare’s Hospital many times, including the birth of our two sons, I can attest to the wonderful care I received each time. This is no way to treat such dedicated people.

    Mary
  • where did the money go

    Thomas
  • I support you!

    Frederick
  • This is a travesty for the employees who faithfully worked to serve the medical needs of the community. Please do all you can to restore their pension.

    Marge
  • I worked at St. Clare 's for over 18 years and just turned 62 in August. Was looking forward to some retirement income. Very disappointed in the management of the funds.

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Erik
  • 31 years of loyalty to St. Clares & all I'll have to show for it are the memories of helping those in need & the friends I made along the way. I guess that will have to sustain me in lieu of retiring.

    David
  • I support you!

    Ed
  • I lived in charlton ny for over 30 years these people deserve their pension. Just. As GE pensioners deserve theirs.

    Carol
  • Do what is right and just!

    Diane
  • I strongly support those who dedicated their lives and provided loving care. Please give them what they have worked for and earned.

    Janet
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • 48 years of using and my family and I benefiting from the staff of st Claire’s. and I was lucky for their service.

    Chris
  • Unacceptable and extremely cruel. Do the right thing.

    April
  • I support you!

    Felicia
  • I support you!

    Betsy
  • I support you!

    Aimee
  • I support you!

    Erikalyn
  • Amazing, Albany Diocese and Sch'dy county and State are getting just like corporate America don't want to pay their employees dues... Sad day in America guess this is making america Great Again.

    James
  • This looks like more corruption by the Catholic Church. How about honoring your word and taking care of your own. isn't that what Jesus would have wanted?

    David
  • I support you!

    Melissa
  • This is disgusting. Honor your word!

    Scott
  • I worked at St. Clare’s for 10 years and will not be collecting my pension. I know many people who dedicated much of their lives caring for others, who will not be cared for the rest of THEIR lives.

    Frank
  • Every single person that dedicated their life to this should recieve the pension that they deserve and worked hard for. How is this Christian-like at all? What would God say about this?

    Stacy
  • Pension benefits are one reason so many good people worked and remained at the hospital. The hospital and pension fund have an obligation have an obligation to maintain these benefits.

    John
  • People worked for this company in good faith. To be so let down by an allegedly ‘christian’ company is doubly disgusting

    Michelle
  • I support you!

    Nathan
  • I support you!

    Jessica
  • Worked at St Clare’s, was a great place to work . The employees gave much for the hospital they deserve their full pensions, Ellis and the Catholic Church should take responsibility for this mess .

    Cindy
  • Please think if these good people were your family. Such an injustice -leaving these people that have served the community without any pension. UNFAIR ....

    karen
  • You people need to change name to United Church of Lucifer!

    John
  • This is unfair. Give the people what they've earned and deserve.

    Angela
  • I support you!

    Lauren
  • I support you!

    Beth
  • I support you!

    Jennifer
  • Breaking faith re pension = bad faith = not living the faith.

    Victor
  • I support you!

    Jessica
  • I was a former employee and didn't stay long enough for a pension although I know many of the people being affected by this. This is truly heartbreaking and unfair.

    Kimberly
  • I support you!

    Tarina
  • This is ridiculous! Pay their pensions!

    Michelle
  • These employees upheld their end of the bargain, providing professional, compassionate care to their patients. Do the moral thing and pay these hard-working individuals what you owe and guaranteed.

    Barbara
  • I support you!

    Linda
  • I support you!

    Mary
  • You have a debt to these employees. Pay it.

    Jennifer
  • This is totally unfair. I personally know employees with 30+ years. After all these years of dedicated service, I can't imagine what they will have to do knowing there is NO PENSION.

    Patricia
  • This is deplorable. How can you treat people this way? People that have given to the church their entire lives! And you wonder why people are turning away from the church. Shame on you!

    Aimee
  • I support you!

    Nicole
  • I support you!

    Julie
  • This is unethical! Please do right by these dedicated people and give them their pensions!

    Linda
  • I support you!

    Michele
  • I support you!

    Debra
  • Praying for a good resolution

    Silvia
  • I was a cancer/surgery patient at St Clares..I had wonderful care there. This is shameful and should not be allowed..these are hard working folks who deserve their pensions!

    Nancy
  • I support you!

    Kristin
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • Please help do what's right for these employees. 😇

    Rachel
  • I support you!

    Owen
  • This is a crime. Shame on St. Clares for allowing this to happen. You deserve a pension and I hope something comes out of this petition to grant that. Best wishes!

    Deborah
  • I support you!

    Brooke
  • It is the ethical obligation of our institution and society to uphold their commitment to care for those who have dedicated their lives to caring for others!

    Ephraim
  • I support you!

    Sarah
  • I am a retiree who just slipped under the line and received my pension. This is unfair to those who worked long and hard for St. Clare’s. The Catholic Church needs to step in and grant them their due!! My name at the time was Jane Foxwell.

    Jane
  • Please give them their pensions.

    Jeannine
  • I,like all former StClares employees were there to provide compassionate care to all irregardless of ability to pay for services with excellence. Now who cares?

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Celena
  • I support you!

    Emily
  • I support you!

    Gail
  • Do not do this to these deserving employees. The Catholic Church can not get away with this!!

    Brian
  • I urge you to do everything in your power to fully restore the pensions of former employees of St. Clare's. In the interest of fairness, compassion and respect.

    James
  • Too many people gave too much of themselves over their careers to be treated like this. Find a solution for these pensions.

    Joe
  • Sending you positive energy!!!

    Peter
  • I support you!

    Anthony
  • To those responsible for the shortfall, this is on you. Own up and make it right! To anyone in a pension system. Beware! Pensions are in jeopardy these days. Just ask a Teamster.

    John
  • This is unconscionable hard working people all their lives expecting to receive earned deserved pension, pension that they budgeted for in their retirement years to be taken away is disgusting.

    Fran
  • Please save pension for retirees!

    Kimberly
  • I support you!

    Judy
  • I support you!

    Jackie
  • Shameful!

    Christine
  • I worked at St Clare’s hospital for 24 years as a nurse.

    Patricia
  • I will withhold all DDP donations until the diocese steps up and does the right thing.

    William
  • I was honored to work with professionals who every day gave their utmost to provide compassionate and quality care to our patients. Now we are in need of help - support restoration of our pensions.

    Linda
  • This should NEVER happen. They earned their pension and it should be provided as promised.

    Lee
  • If you work hard for a lifetime you deserve and are owed a good retirement. It is the right and fair thing to do.

    Candace
  • Our "family" of St Clare's caregivers have been totally blindsided-for a long time. Someone out there knows the money trail. Please help correct this injustice and help us-for helping others!

    Lou-Ann
  • This is so wrong!! Unfair! Do the right thing for the people who have worked so hard to care for our community.

    Joanna
  • Please give those people the pension they worked for and deserve!

    Gloria
  • The Roman Catholic Church has paid victims of the pedophile priests $3 BILLION but can't keep a pension fund whole. Disgraceful!

    Paul
  • Please don’t allow this to happen

    Beverly
  • These people rely on this income- do what’s right!

    Jackie
  • I support you!

    Timothy
  • I support you!

    Claire
  • Do the right thing !!

    Margaret
  • There needs to be accountability and justice for all these employees!

    Christine
  • After we retire we don’t get to change the rules so how is it at Saint Claire’s gets to change the rules?

    Jerry
  • Please choose to do the right thing for these people.

    Judith
  • hopefully the people who did this to us will feel the wrath of the karma bus

    don
  • I support you!

    Patricia
  • I was born at St. Clare's in 1975 by emergency c-section. If it weren't for the OB team there at the time I wouldn't be here today.

    Tracy
  • I support you!

    Sharon
  • This situation is being poorly managed to say the least. Let’s do the right thing here and get a fix in place ASAP.

    Amin
  • This is completely unacceptable. No excuses! Pay what was promised.

    Mark
  • The hard work these people have dedicated to this organization only to be left behind. This sickens me and I will do what ever I can to help them see justice.

    Giuseppe
  • My coworkers knew me as Betsy.8 years as a phlebotomist, left in 96 with great memories of the dedicated people there. The hypocrites in the Church need to heed its own teachings. Possible lawsuit?

    Elizabeth
  • These "employees" who have already earned this retirement, have to BEG for what is rightfully theirs. WELL, if the paid St Clares board is disbanded, start by giving the retirees their money!

    Stephanie
  • This is just crazy! We all worked so hard for this hospital and this is the thanks we get?! So sad! I absolutely loved working there (4 West) as did my Mom (Recovery Room) and my Mother-in-law (Peds).

    Deborah
  • Suggestion,how about dedicating either the 2018 or 2019 Bishop's Appeal fund drive to the pension fund? The church surely has some obligation to help the employees and this would be an efficient way.

    janet
  • This is a life changing even for the worst! People have dedicated their lifes work into the hospital. Give them back what they deserve it is not fair to take it away when it’s needed the most!

    Neal
  • The Diocese should be made responsible for this disaster!

    beth
  • I support you!

    Dominick
  • Our son, Sean was born at St. Clare's 22 years ago and I received the best care!

    Kathleen
  • This is terrible and the plan should continue to be guaranteed by the govt. and/or the church. This is just theft, pure and simple.

    Stephanie
  • So many people hurt by the loss of their pension !This is money they counted on ,expected,earned,and deserved!!The money put in in 2008 was supposed to have prevented this!So many devastated by this!

    Maureen
  • I support you!

    Kate
  • I support you!

    Kitty
  • I support you!

    Donna
  • I was born In Albany and lived a good part of my life there. I am very familiar with St. Clare’s Hospital and am grateful for all the selfless people who work there. They DESERVE their pension!!!

    Ann
  • Every single one of the SCH employees should be covered under the pension regardless of when they retire. In 2005 they knew exactly how many were in the plan and what their obligation was to everyone

    Kathleen
  • It's a shame the Catholic Church, the richest industry in the world, is allow to walk away. He washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood, It is your responsibility!"

    Joseph
  • The Catholic Church - the Albany Diocese - provided the exemption from insurance. They failed to pay for the insurance - they should pay the pensions now!

    Mary Kate
  • If pensions, investments, or any wages were collected for dues, funds, or retirement investment, all monies should be paid. Anything else is robbery.

    Ann
  • Keep faith with these faithful Healthcare workers. May the Diocese as well as the Legislature rescue these faithful workers from looming poverty.

    John
  • I think if the pensioners worked for their pensions they should always receive it.

    Mary
  • this is unacceptable

    Diane
  • Someone is responsible for the pension plan. If the church is not involved how did it get a religious exemption. If so then they should pay the pension insurance they owe. Then the pensioners can get their guaranteed pension.

    Michael
  • Wish it was still open as st clares...

    Frank
  • I am appalled at the actions of those responsible for refusing the pensions to the caregivers who worked so tirelessly and with compassion to patients under their care-maybe even relatives of yours.

    Lorraine
  • please do the right thing and fix this,these people worked hard all there lives to help others please honor there pensions

    anthony
  • I support you!

    Alli
  • I support you!

    Jodi
  • I think it’s disgusting that these nurses worked hard all these years only to have their pensions taken away from them. This is very unfair!

    Linda
  • My heart breaks for those affected by this injustice. These hard working people deserve to have their pensions honored - without question. Please do the right thing.

    Mary
  • Give the employees what they worked hard for and earned!

    Randy
  • Once again Catholics turn their backs. Why start changing history now.

    Bruce
  • It's wrong. People deserve a pension they worked hard for.

    Eve
  • Shame on the powers that be that would take away benefits from a lifetime of healing and caring for our brothers and sisters in their time of need. These pensions should be restored immediately.

    Alix
  • I support you!

    Mikael
  • Get these folks their pension back. Period.

    Harold
  • What is this world coming to? When people who have worked so hard for so long with so much compassion are denied their pension that is due to them. Please find a way to fix this

    Catherine
  • It is a travesty what the Albany Diococese has done to its own community, yet they bring in millions each year and Bishop Hubbard lives a comfortable retirement unlike his flock.

    Keith
  • NY State & Albany Diocese should step up and help these individuals that earned this benefit worked tirelessly most of their adult lives!

    Christine
  • I have 25 years of service and won't get a penny. I worked at SCH because of its compassion for the people. I'm hoping some of this compassion will shine back on us in our hours of need.

    Patricia
  • Fix this injustice before it gets out of hand. (Lawsuits etc.) these employees deserve what they have EARNED!!!!!!

    Timothy
  • At what point do we care for the people in this world vs. big corporations? These people worked and dedicated their lives to St. Clare's.

    CJ
  • NYS, the hospital and Catholic Diocese should step up and make sure these hard working, dedicated employees get what they're entitled to.

    Teresa
  • I was only employed by St Clare's for four years but have many friends who were there much longer who are affected by this! What a shame!!!

    Carol
  • I support my co workers. St.Clare’s was a family.

    Sharon
  • I support you!

    Amy
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese should step up and help ths pension fund become whole.

    Sharon
  • I am also a nurse and have practiced faithfully for 29 years. We deserve respect and pay respect.

    Barney
  • We were all public servants. We worked through HIV. We worked through the Ebola scare, SARS. When the people of Schenectady needed us we were there and when we needed each other we were there.

    frederick
  • shameful to steal from faithful employees

    Sally Lemly
  • This is just wrong for so many people who worked hard everyday for many years at St. Clare's Hospital taking care of the community members who needed them. Please help them NOW.

    Mary Beth
  • I support you!

    Emily
  • If the BIG banks could be bailed out to the tune of $700 Billion, some one should be able to help these people who earned this!!

    Ed
  • Signing on behalf of Francesca and Gerardo Masi

    Tina
  • The people who worked, filled in for another employee, worked extra hours and gave their all deserves to receive the fruits of their labor.

    Judith
  • please find a way to fix this injustice

    mike
  • I support you!

    Denise
  • This is an outrage! Something must be done to restore these pensions!

    Laura
  • So devastating! Time for the rich Roman Catholic higher ups to set this right. Where is the $$ that was contributed to the pensions?

    D.
  • Please support our pensioners. I make a plea that they are put into NYS's pension plan. This plan has been very well run since 9/11.

    Patricia
  • I am an RN who has eternal respect for anyone that has dedicated their lives to caring for others. Nights, weekends, and holidays, low salaries. This is the ultimate insult!

    Mary
  • I support you!

    Larry
  • I support you!

    Alex
  • This is a disgrace, so many of us affected. We trusted the catholic diocese and worked do very hard for our benefit.

    Terry
  • I support you!

    Maureen
  • The same thing happened to my father decades ago when he worked for Williams Press. The pension that he paid into for over forty years was reduced to $14 a month. And they didn’t use a gun to rob him.

    Teresa
  • These people deserve their pension. They worked long and hard for it. What a true shame that this has been allowed to happen.

    Erin
  • These employees has worked so hard for many years they deserve their pension and a medal for helping millions of people and saving lives ......

    Lisa
  • Shame on all those responsible. Do the right thing and make these people whole again.

    Sharon
  • I support you!

    Alexis
  • I support you!

    Sonya
  • That is just wrong you spent many years giving of yourselves to your jobs You deserve your pensions.Good luck

    Kelly
  • I was born in this hospital and my parents next door neighbor worked there for over 40 years as a nurse. Her husband died several years ago, she was depending on this and earned every penny!!!

    Andrew
  • I support you!

    Daniel
  • I support the wonderful nurses who helped deliver all 3 of my children and cared for us all.

    Jennifer
  • I support you!

    Mary
  • Shame on the Albany Catholic Diocese - an institution of faith and teacher of human kindness - for taking away your health workers pensions. Practice wait you preach. Continue the their pension.

    Jonathan
  • So sad and frustrating that after 16 years of service I am told that I will not be receiving any pension. Keeping fingers crossed that this petition gets to the "right " person who can help us.

    Karen
  • make the right thing happen

    caren
  • I support you!

    Lindsey
  • I support you!

    Thammy
  • I support you!

    Melonie
  • This is inhumane! Pension earned, futures depending upon their pensions . . . just snatched away.

    Cheryl
  • This is absolutely disgusting what is being done to these retirees. Why is this not against the law?

    Linda
  • I support you!

    Julie
  • Please keep the futures of your dedicated employees in mind . They do not deserve to have their security ripped away from them.

    Christine
  • Let’s be clear: A pension is part of your compensation that will be delivered at a later date.

    Lynn
  • I support you!

    Katheen
  • 25 yrs. of service. I’ve had the honor to work with so many amazing people over the years. We all worked hard for this pension that was promised to us years ago. Please support us!

    Maria
  • I support you!

    Diane
  • I worked therein 1961 Good local hospital do not allow this Catholic Instutional to be so .shameful this is a bad name for the Catholic Church act like you believe in the right thing

    Ellen
  • I support you!

    Laura
  • People dedicated their lives to this hospital and worked hard to prepare for their future, including retirement. They should get the pension they earned.

    Brittney
  • It’s unfair how St Claire’s retirees are being treated. The Catholic Church should back them 100%. Many unanswered questions.

    Mary
  • I support you!

    Emily
  • This is Unconciable! All the money delt out to defend petifilers and they take the pension from their backbone! This is a Cult of self satisfaction. not a Religion of the Bible.

    Deborah
  • SHAMEFUL!

    Sherry
  • This is awful way to treat all these health care workers that devoted their careers to st Clare’s hospital. Where did all the aide from NY state go? The markets have been doing nothing but gaining.

    Colleen
  • I support you!

    Matthew
  • Can not believe that anyone would let this happen to people who gave up so much to help our loved ones.....

    Kimberly
  • First, do no harm.

    Christie
  • Hard to believe this is happening in America.

    Richard
  • why just as bad as everyone else greed

    daniel
  • I support you!

    Caroline
  • This is bullshit...Gov. Cuomo!!! Do something. Show these employees the money Trail...

    Martha
  • I had all 3 of my kids there and received the best care ever! My aunt was an exceptional nurse, along with several of her friends there. They should be able to get the pension they earned!

    Tina
  • Shame on the management who made this decision! Money before people? Never!

    Kirstin
  • I am a practicing Catholic and if I lived in the Albany diocese I would stop contributing to my parish. The c church should be ashamed of the way it is treating these individuals. Hit the streets!!!

    DAVID
  • I support you!

    Denise
  • I support you!

    Crystal
  • What a disgracful way to treat people that devoted themselves to help others. Shame on you!

    Ken
  • To bad the Catholic Diocese had to spend all their money protecting the perverted priests! !

    Craig
  • The PEOPLE who worked at St Clare’s were what made St Clare’s such a beloved institution. Hardwork, dedication & years of caring for others should be honored & respected. Doing the right thing matters

    Michele
  • Not fair to all the hard working employees!

    Nancy
  • I support you!

    Laura
  • The former employees deserve their pension. St Clare’s, the State of NY and the pension fund managers need to be held accountable for this mismanagement!

    Bill
  • I support you!

    Nancy
  • This is so wrong. Please find a way to resolve this.

    Barbara
  • Unbelievable

    Diane
  • This is a disgrace! And who were the pension administrators? It wasn’t backed by the PBGC? How can they do this? Have they no Catholic Guilt?

    Kimberly
  • Suppose we all decided to forego our responsibilities? Priests should not see the offering plate as theirs alone.

    Peter
  • These people worked for you and have put their time in and you owe it to them to reinstate their pensions. It's not very Christian to do this to loyal employees!

    Anita
  • It is deplorable that this happened. The dedicated employees trusted you to keep their future safe. This needs to be rectified.

    Karen
  • This is a disgraceful abuse of power and as unchristian a move as there can be by a supposedly christian group - the Catholic Church. Do the right thing. Restore the pensions!!!

    Thomas
  • This is a Disgrace!! These Nurses and Healers Have been many devoted, kind, Loving, loyal, over the top, humble, team players, etc...for how many years and you throw them to the Curb!! WRONG!!

    Christine
  • This is not a Christian way of treating people.

    Jackie
  • I support you!

    Emily
  • Sooo wrong....Something needs to be done about this....So unfair to those hard working people....Someone needs to step up and fix this.....

    Valerie
  • The Catholic Diocese needs to put back every penny they stole from these hard working people!!

    Lori
  • St Clare's was rated #1 my my eyes and All that made it that way should be awarded the promised pensions they deserve!

    Lisa
  • Please pay these decent people their pensions, they have worked their whole lives, and now they are left with nothing -through no fault of their own.

    Ann
  • Shameful and so sad. Please don’t do this to our families.

    Kenneth
  • Should be ashamed of themselves! One of reasons corporations don't have loyal employees, promises (& contracts) broken..

    Carla
  • It should be a crime to steal a worker's hard-earned pension!

    Ingerlise
  • Completely sad and unfair to these hard working people.

    Tanner
  • Please honor the employees pensions.

    Melinda
  • It’s unconscienable that this happened to individuals with 10, 20, 30 years of service at a Catholic institution. If the Church can spend millions to defend pedophile clergy it can help these folks.

    Kristen
  • Protect the pensions. It’s the right thing to do

    John
  • I am one of the former St. Clare’s employees that will receive absolutely nothing! I worked for 21 at St. Clare’s The hardship this causes for me and many others is horrible. Show us the money trail

    Debbie
  • Where has their pension money gone - I worked at St. Clare's, but not long enough for Pension, but I would be devastated and furious if I had and it was Heartlessly taken from me. FUND THE PENSIONS

    Rose
  • Hey...rev. James and the catholic hierarchy...the Ten Commandments tell us...thou shalt not steal...

    Kevin
  • I support you!

    Larry
  • The Catholic Church is a sham. About time they all get exposed.

    Joe
  • Corrupt, greedy, heartless!

    Martin
  • Please honor the pensions for the employees that dedicated many years of service to our community.

    Lydia
  • Former Schenectady resident - shocked at this amazing betrayal of trust

    dan
  • Absolutely unconscionable. Who was overseeing this fund after the merger?

    Kathleen
  • As a former employee of St. Clare's who has already been collecting for the past 20 months, I am devastated by the abrupt termination of my pension. This decision will have a huge impact on our lives.

    Jeanette
  • It is absolutely disgraceful the way these dedicated and committed employees have been treated. Do the right thing now. Give them their pensions that they worked so hard for!

    Beverly
  • Do what is right for all those retirees that dedicated all those years. They took care of thousands through their careers now it’s time to take care of them and give them what they worked for.

    Lisa
  • I support you!

    Lisa
  • I was born at St Clare's and worked as a RN there years later. This situation is beyond comprehension and at the very least unfair to all the loyal employees affected. Shame, shame.

    Kathleen
  • Totally unfair and sounds illegal or at least unethical. Can you imagine if someone took the politicians pensions away. The Albany Catholic Diocese is broke because of the sexual abuse cover ups.

    james
  • They were their for you now do the right thing and give them their pention

    Keith
  • I hold StClares very near and dear to my heart. My mom and most of her close friends were nurses there. Today, if you go anywhere you will know who came from St Clare’s just by their care.

    Rosemary
  • Do the right thing. Employees are valuable. People matter more than a profit.

    Kara
  • This is a terrible way to treat employees who have dedicated years of hard work, and who were planning their retirement years!

    Joanne
  • I support you!

    Lorelyn
  • The pension issue is a tragedy that needs to be addressed. Anyone thought of contacting the Pope?

    John
  • I support you!

    Rebecca Ball
  • The staff at St. Clare’s took great care of my mother during the last days of her life. It is unconscionable that these employees would be denied their pensions.

    Bridey
  • These people deserve better. Someone needs to step up

    Ed
  • I support you!

    Jill
  • This is a terrible thing to do to these people who faithfully took such good care of so many people at St. Clares!

    Barbara
  • My friend’s husband just died at age 61. He had been a nurse at St. Clare’s and has lost his pension. He cared for others. St Clare’s should care for his family now.

    Karen
  • If this mismanagement happened in the Corporate World, heads would roll, and somebody(ies) may have ended up in jail. However, seems like we're hiding the mismanagement from all these faithful employees, because this is a religious organization

    Carlie
  • I support you!

    Dominic
  • I support you!

    Lori
  • My grandfather was a Trustee when St. Clare's was built. I suspect that he's turning over in his grave.

    David
  • I support you!

    Ed
  • I support you!

    Margaret
  • I trained at St. Clare’s in my hometown in Clinical Laboratory Technology and my sister worked there as a nurse. It is a shame for a hospital to close, but it’s a crime to let pensions go unpaid.

    Michele
  • Clearly this matter has been handled as poorly as possible and then quietly buried the entire issue somewhere between the Bishop and the Directors.

    Thomas
  • I support you!

    Kayla
  • This is totally. They worked and earned this pension. This is theft.

    Sheryl
  • I support you!

    Angelina
  • I support you!

    Ami
  • We need some answers, where did the money go? The employees of St. Clare's gave their heart and soul to this institution and definitely cared every patient with compassion. Help them, please.

    Sylvia
  • I support you!

    Marion
  • I support you!

    Kimberly
  • It is unfair and unconscionable that these people who worked so hard should be denied what was promised them. Reinstate the pensions! Do the right thing!

    Janice
  • This is so unacceptable to do. These people worked long hard hours and dedicated it to all the patients at St. Clare's. I know first hand as I worked there as a RN! Do the right thing!!

    Cheryl
  • Go knock on Cuomo’s door

    Christine
  • Reinstate these folks pension

    Christina
  • I feel this is absolutely unacceptable! These employees have dedicated so much of their lives to helping all of us in need! This is a complete injustice to all of them!! Give them their pension!!

    Tammy
  • As dedicated employees who were there for others and I am sure worked very hard to get a pension should receive their pensions as promised when they accepted employment. Avoid guilty conscience !! Give them their pension

    Bernadine
  • These employees paid into this fund and where is the money? Who is accountable? The catholic diocese needs to do the right thing. These people deserve their pensions for their hard work and dedication!

    Donna
  • What a slap in the face for loyalty! And who’s pocket will all this money go into ? These people worked their whole life in one place helping others, they earned their retirement!

    Letitia
  • A pension is a promise. It was New York State that required St. Clare’s to shut down, and it should be NY’s responsibility to make sure that promises made to St. Clare’s workers are kept.

    Brendan
  • What would Jesus do? Catholic Diocese do the right thing! Governor Cuomo step up and lead the restoration of these pensions.

    Kevin
  • I support you!

    Kathleen
  • This is a shame and these people worked very hard to get a pension only to get screwed over in the end

    Brandon
  • Why would you hurt the people that have helped your loved ones??? !!!

    Sue
  • I support you!

    Catherine
  • Please help all the employees of st Clare’s they deserve their pension

    Joanne
  • Somebody needs to be accountable for this. The Catholic Dioceses needs to be pay up.

    Joe
  • I support you!

    Steven
  • outrageous ,catholic church, NYS ,step up make this right !!

    Bill
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • I support you!

    Maureen
  • Save the pension and benefits of hard working people

    Theresa
  • Something needs to be done to prevent things like this from happening.

    Rande
  • I support you!

    Lori
  • I support you!

    Cheryl
  • Please assist these caregivers who worked many years with the faith that when they needed their retirement, it would be there.

    Anne
  • I support you!

    James
  • Why are these pensions not secured by the Federal Government like other private pension plans? This is morally wrong to let this happen!

    Charles
  • This is NOT the St. Clare's that I attended and trusted! So sad. I'm good but what about the people who count on that pension now. Those who are long since retired and paid their dues?

    Walter
  • There needs to be answers and accountability for the actions made by the plan administrator. These poor people deserve their pensions.

    Louise
  • SAINT CLARES DOCTORS ,NURSES AND STAFF SAVED MY LIFE!PLEASE HELP THOSE HEALING HANDS ...

    Julie
  • These employees worked hard, served the community, and this is the way they're treated by the church and state? Pathetic, Andy instead of worrying about Puerto Rico, worry about upstate new york

    Thomas
  • My daughter Debra D'Annunzio started working for St.Clares as soon as she graduated from St. Mary's. She is still there 43 years later and after giving her patients and the hospital her all, She will not receive the pension she worked So hard for.

    Miriam
  • As a victim of the Clergy Sex Abuse I will gladly stand behind you. This organization needs a cleansing of their higher powers and a reconciliation for all those they have hurt through the years.

    Joanne
  • Unbelievable the worst run pension plan .So unfair my wife has 43years of service and now no pension. How can they decide who gets a pension when they've all earned it. Please take action!

    Paul
  • This is tragic and heartless. Ellis and all others MUST step up and take care of the lifers they promised to take care of.

    Patrick
  • My mother dedicated so much energy to St. Clare’s. When she could have moved on to bigger things, loyalty kept her there. She deserves better. Do what needs to be done to fix this.

    Katie
  • My mom is a St. Clare’s pensioner who worked there for decades. The theft of promised pensions from the wonderful folks who gave so much of themselves to the patients at St. Clare’s must not happen!

    Mary
  • I support you!

    Kelly
  • I started working as a RN in Oct. 1949 when St. Clare's first opened. It saddens me to hear that the pension is terminated to long term employees. It's a shame!!

    Aileen
  • I'm a MD who established a Hematology/Oncology program & practiced at St. Clare's for 15 years. I can state that the family of people who served this community deserve much better.

    Louis
  • I support you!

    Cheryl
  • I support you!

    Heather
  • I am praying this is not going to end up being another Catholic issue... Praying for all of you from NC.

    Lenora
  • I support you!

    Kimberly
  • Please find a solution. You cannot abandon these faithful employees in their time of need.

    Kathleen
  • I support you!

    Joshua
  • People who try to heal others should not be forgotten! These people deserve a pension like anyone else in any profession! Please do not forget these people!

    Patrick
  • I had a babies there. My first was a very difficult delivery but now that god every day for the staff that helped us out. What an awful thing to happen to so many kind and selfless people.

    Vicki
  • I support you!

    Suzanne
  • I support you!

    Chris
  • I have a simple fix for this- Every NYS government official can donate their pension to these victimized employees, who have no doubt provided more value to society than you ever will.

    Nikki
  • It the nature of today nobody really cares about the working people.These people did.They should be taken care of also.Jerry

    Jerry
  • You owe these people the same care that they gave to your patients. Years of loyal compassion and caring. You broke your promise. I pray for justice in Jesus name.

    Pamela
  • The Catholic Church may not feel legally responsible, but they certainly are MORALLY responsible to fix this and ensure all former St Clare’s employees receive the pension they earned

    Margaret
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • These employees devoted their hearts and souls, indeed their lives, to providing loving health care to our community. They must not be abandoned in their time of need!

    Russell
  • Thank you for all you did in taking care of my Beautiful wife. No one should be allowed to take away well earned PENSION.....GOOD LUCK

    Frank
  • I support you!

    Emily
  • I support you!

    Billie Jean
  • My husband AND I worked here for 20+ yrs. It was the best job I ever had. We were (and are) a Family. WE put the “CARE in St Clare’s” Apparently, Our Corp doesn’t care about us. Shame on you!

    Peggll
  • These people work long and hard to earn there pensions. They should have them. While I do not live in Schenectady any longer they took good care of my family for a lot of years. Therefore I feel the pension they earned should be theres.

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Michelle
  • I support you!

    Carol
  • Shameful! St. Clare's was a shining example of a caring hospital back when we lived in Sch'dy....I had a life saving operation in 1962, returned as a candy striper in 1968! Do the right thing!

    Maureen Demar
  • I support you!

    Betsy
  • Do what is right and fair by these workers. It isn’t right to cut them off from their pension when it is no fault of their own. They dedicated many years and should not be punished.

    Olivia
  • I support you!

    Rebecca
  • Please do the right thing and reinstate the pension.

    Dwayne
  • I support you!

    Donna
  • The dedicated people who worked at St. Clare's is what made it a great hospital. They deserve better than this! Restore their pension.

    Aileen
  • I support you!

    Tim
  • I support you!

    Brittany
  • Isaiah prophesied: Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. Please do proper justice for these people.

    Rev. James
  • This is so unacceptable. The Catholic Church AND Ellis should step up.

    Carolyn
  • Where did the money go!? Projections from 2 short years ago said the money would last until after 2020.

    Mary
  • Everyone contributed to the pension fund and all should receive what was promised. It's only just. "What you do to the least you do to me. "

    Nickilyn
  • Lori Nicolella worked there for 23 years.

    Arianna
  • I support you!

    Sara
  • I support you!

    Brendan
  • It's time for the Diocese of Albany to step up and take care of those people who worked so hard caring for others. What happened to christian charity?

    Teresa
  • Maybe some of the executives that took high payouts on the merger should stand up for what is right

    Jamir
  • I support you!

    Winify
  • I support you!

    Joyce
  • Please do the right thing and give these people the pension they have earned and worked for

    Vernon
  • I support you!

    Sarah
  • Awful treatment of so many dedicated people.

    Catherine
  • I support you!

    Alexandrea
  • The Diocese of Albany should be obligated to correct this injustice for those who gave their careers for the health and well being of their community.

    Thomas
  • I support you!

    Chris
  • "So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin." James 4:17

    Crystal
  • These folks have worked hard to bring comfort and care to so many, do not take away the care they deserve in return.

    Amanda
  • I support you!

    Amanda
  • These people have worked hard and earned this, they deserve it. I am Catholic we are the richest organization in the world, God gave his only son to save us where is your faith.

    Linda
  • Words cannot express my disheartening feeling after 25 plus years. My hopes and dreams have come to a complete sojourn. I feel the diocese, unknown management from a board and lack of a momentary trail has raped me.

    Mark
  • This is crazy, & outrageous, these people have given their service to the community with little or no sleep. Have sacrificed time with their family. This is horrible. They need the community support

    Karen
  • I support you!

    Michelle
  • I support you!

    Alyssa
  • Born and raised Catholic. This is an embarrassment to our church. I am outraged at the gross misjudgment. If this happened to my 90ish parents they would be homeless. Rethink this judgement.

    Sharon
  • Make this right Catholic church! Stop settling pedophile lawsuits instead of paying people who cared for the sick under the church's umdrella.

    Philip
  • Its absolutely disgusting how people can give their lives to a company and just get screwed over! St clairs anr the catholic diocese should be totally ashamed of themselves!

    Todd
  • I believe there should be a thorough investigation as to where the money that was supposed to be paid to the retirees disappeared and that the church should provide some benefits to them.

    Irene
  • They all deserve this!

    Mark
  • This is just terrible....how horrible for all those people who worked ALL those years. This needs to be fixed....This is NOT right at all....

    Valerie
  • This is terrible. The individuals responsible for this should be ashamed.

    Whitney
  • My family were patients at St Clare’s many times through the years. There are other ways to deal with financial issues, please find one and don’t abandon hard working and faithful employees

    Debbie
  • workers rights are being decimated by the oligarchs running (ruining) the USA

    James
  • I have worked at St Clare’s since 1982 and now work at Ellis Hospital. I can’t understand why it was datermined that age at a certain date determined who would qualify to collect an earned pension.

    Marc
  • Help these people who worked hard for their money

    Brenda
  • Promises were made and not kept Everyone claims. no resonsibilty but no one steps forward to identify who were responible for the decisions that caused the failure of the pension program.

    George
  • I support you!

    Lynn & Frank
  • It's not right to take away something people have depended on for their entire lives.

    Denise
  • I support you!

    Candace
  • Christian charity demands we take care of everyone! But especially those who devoted their lives to your hospital.

    William
  • Help these caregivers who took care of us when we needed them.

    Janet
  • This is really a tragedy for these families. Weren’t these funds in escrow?! Give them the retirement they so deserve.

    Jean
  • Please restoring the pensions of dedicated staff of St Claire's. Without my pension, I would not be able to afford to pay rent and buy enough food to sustain me. Please listen to how your heart feels.

    Kathleen
  • I support you!

    Katelyn
  • This is totally unfair. You work for a business for all of your life to have them steal your pension when you retire. This is UNACCEPTABLE!!

    Paul
  • employed at St Clare s since 1972 until closing

    Deborah
  • Please help us figure out this terrible injustice.

    Deb
  • No words can describe how upsetting this is.

    Velvet
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • I support you!

    Philomena
  • The Catholic church should step in and right this wrong. Do unto others...

    Sara
  • I support you!

    Anna
  • I support you!

    Mary
  • Please do not shame the Catholic Faith. Do the right thing for these employees who gave there all for the benefit of the sick.

    Paul
  • The church should be ashamed of themselves!!! As a St Clares nurse, we worked very hard and deserve our pension. We are a very strong St Clares FAMILY and we will fight to the end! EVERYONE SIGN!! Ty

    Amy
  • If the workers lose then everyone involved with the closing should lose their pensions.

    Sharon
  • What was done regarding the pensions of the 1100 people who worked at St. Clare’s Hospital is just wrong. These pensions should be restored. Shame shame shame on you for taking away the pensions.

    Marilyn
  • One more scandal for the Catholic Church. You need to be true to your word and pay every pension.

    Rebecca
  • I support you!

    Brian
  • This is unconscionable! These employees have given their lives to help others and now you are destroying theirs!! How can you possibly think that this is acceptable!!

    Donna
  • Unacceptable.

    Anne Marie
  • Employees should be entitled to their pension no matter what.

    Sally
  • I support you!

    Deborah
  • This is certainly immoral, and hopefully illegal so that something can be done to correct this situation.

    Donna
  • I support you!

    Kristin
  • This should not be happening to good former employees. Years of service mean nothing. Other companies such as GE one of the biggest companies in the world are also screwing over their retirees. A disgrace!

    Denise
  • Please allow these people to receive what they deserve and what they were promised! A verbal contract is a contract. I am certain they didn't get paid enough to save for their own retirement.

    Victoria
  • These people have their life for you, how are they going to live now. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    John
  • For those that have and paid towards their penison deserve to receive this they have given you 40 to 30 year's of service they cannot live without this social security is a joke we can't live on it

    Pamela
  • This cannot happen. These folks have given to so many for many years. Long countless hours caring for many years!

    Jo-Ann
  • I support you!

    Kayla
  • This is an outrage. I worked at St. Clare's as a young nurse. The mentoring and inclusivity I experienced were priceless. The staff made that facility a home. Don't rob them of what they've earned.

    Kathy
  • I support you!

    Kevin
  • This shouldn’t happen to good people who worked for years thinking the would be taken care of in there retirement years😡

    Lon
  • I support you!

    Mary
  • This is horrific, what example are you setting for future nurses and anyone in that field? Why would anyone want to commit their dedication if the outcome could be nothing? Please help these people.

    Jessica
  • I support you!

    Regina
  • Unconscionable!

    Ann
  • There is enough money in this state to do ridiculous signage on the thruway, there is enough money in the Catholic Church to make these people whole. You owe them for all their service!

    Mary Jane
  • It is so wrong to take away pensions from people after it was earned. Maybe pay the administration a little less so they know what reality is like and there would be situations like this.

    Donna
  • Please reconsider reinstating the pension for former St. Clare’s employees. It is the Christian thing to do.

    Nancy
  • I support you!

    Linda
  • I support you!

    Patricia
  • This is an injustice to all these people who were relying on this for their retirement years. A good lawyer is needed to make somebody responsible and restore the benefits. Charles Stewart

    Charles
  • I have one thing to ask you, Catholic Diocese: What would Jesus do?

    Rob
  • As a RN who did clinicals at St. Claire’s, it’s sad to see such a nice hospital treat their retired employees so poorly. I stand with the former employees of St. Claire’s Hospital!

    Sarah
  • A former resident of Niskayuna, I am appalled at the callous treatment of individuals who have given their working lives to care for others. This nation is in a sad state of disrepair. Fix it, please

    Margaret
  • I support you!

    Lorraine
  • As a former employee at St. Clare’s, it is so unfair that faithful employees who gave their lives and careers to their patients and families will be paupers in their old age. For shame! WWJD Diocese?

    Richard
  • I worked their for 22yrs before the Ellis merger and I will never see my pension. I am only 58yrs old so I will have to work longer now before retirement. Please help us.

    Natalie
  • All of these deficated people who worked at Saint Clairs Hospital deserve their pension.

    Richard
  • 1100 plus people and there families Shame on you

    Peter
  • I have been reading about this story. So terrible! Surely the vast resources of the Catholic Church can be called upon to assist these folks.

    Maria
  • This is atrocious. These employees served the community and contributed thousands into St. Clare's retirement so one day they could be taken care of. Do the right thing and give them their pensions.

    Jessica
  • Restore the hard earned pention.

    Christopher
  • I support you!

    Rebecca
  • Wow!!! If this was a Corp doing this, it would be insane and head line news! But a Catholic Hospital and a place of loving care, is unheard of! Where did their money go? Make good of their pensions!

    Deborah
  • I do not understand how you can deny people that worked hard for years at St Clare’s their pension that they are completely reliant on. Please find a way to fund what is rightfully theirs.

    Linda
  • That is terrible to do to people who worked so hard and are relying on this.

    Lindsay
  • I support you!

    Maria
  • I support you!

    Richard
  • It's a shame when you trust in who you work for and the Catholic Diocese to not support the people that worked so hard for the time they had invested in you. Shame on all of you!

    stephen
  • I support you!

    Adrianne
  • It is a travesty that after working your whole life and relying on people to take care of pension interest that everything could be totally GONE

    Anthony
  • Don't understand why just age is used and not the number of years we worked for St. Clare's.

    Diane
  • right is rights...pensions were earned over decades or years...find a way...outrageous to perpetrate this on these deserving people...we are all watching...do the right thine...# find a way

    Lorraine
  • What you are taking away from these people who served you is not right!!!!!! This is theft at it's worst!

    Anthony
  • They worked hard for what you promised them-do the right thing

    Claude
  • This is a sin and should never have happened, Something needs to be done to have all of the pensions reinstated immediately!

    Denise
  • This is egregious! These people, who worked hard and in good faith, are now in the most vulnerable financial positions...older citizens who will not be able to recoup their losses. Outrageous! Grrrrr!

    Maria
  • I support you!

    Jane
  • I support you!

    Mary Pat
  • I support you!

    Sherry
  • I support you!

    Christina
  • Please please I/WE deserve our pension!!!

    Lenny
  • I am praying for God to intervene on your behalf. This is wrong!

    Jill
  • Do the right thing

    Judi
  • Retirement....now you see it, now you don't.

    Gary
  • This is a disgrace. These people worked so hard for years for their pension. It is no different than you people making this decision to work this week and not get paid on payday. You would be furious.

    Rebecca
  • This is awful. The Albany diocese needs to step in.

    Douglas
  • I support you!

    Lisa
  • Please restore these employees pension that they worked so hard to earn. Its not fair or right. Thank you, Paul Valovic

    Paul
  • My aunt worked at the hospital for my entire life! To think her pension could just disappear is beyond comprehension. That the diocese can just deny any and all responsibility is criminal.

    Matthew
  • My grandmother worked for them for many years and deserves her pension. She counts on that money that she was supposed to have to live and won’t be able to without it.

    Megan
  • I can't believe that Bishop Hubbard did not know that St . Clares board did not fund the retirement fund for several years. He was on the board all that time. HOW CAN ALL THAT MONEY BE SO MISMANAGED

    PATRICIA
  • Please do not hurt the employees that contributed so much of their life to St. Claire’s and the public. I feel that they deserve their pensions. I

    LINDA
  • So unfair. Please restore their pensions & their futures !

    Cynthia
  • I support you!

    Rebecca B
  • This is so wrong! I support you!

    Debbie
  • Served this hospital most of my adult working life (25 years)in good faith, thinking I was a part of a community that had a mission to preserve and protect life. And it was, but they let us down.

    Kelvin
  • I support you!

    Shannon
  • These employees paid hundreds of dollars into the pension fund every month; many for 20 to 30 years or more. You took tens of thousands of dollars from each and every one. It's obscene.

    Lisa
  • This is a discrace and you should be ashamed. My aunt dedicated 40 years to you and you stripped her of her pension after retirement! I’m sure the top executives all have their golden parachutes.

    Eric
  • I support you!

    mary
  • I support the employees.

    Elaine
  • Extremely Unfair !!!

    Barbara
  • This is sad!

    Michael
  • I support you!

    Marie-Therese
  • Shame on those who have allowed the termination of the benefits of those that dedicated their lives to support the mission of St. Clare’s hospital.

    Anne
  • Take care of the good folks who kept your hospital running!! Shame on you! Caregivers deserve care, too. 😔😡

    Ellen
  • I support you!

    Kathy
  • This is such an injustice and should be stopped!!! Such a disgrace!!!

    Elizabeth
  • As a fellow nurse, I find this disgraceful! Find this money for these very hard workers!!! Good luck!!!!!

    Jeanmarie
  • I support you!

    Carol
  • This is CRIMINAL!!

    Chris
  • I support you!

    Kathy
  • This is outrageous and unethical. Please do something for these hardworking men and women who dedicated their life’s work to their patients.

    Denise
  • Give them their pension. Shameful.

    MaryAnn
  • I grew up in the tri-cities area, and I support the St. Clare’s retirees in seeking redress for the pension crisis. What’s being done to them is shameful.

    Nancy
  • These people gave everything to their jobs thinking they had their pensions to fall back on. Every experience I had at St. Clare’s was a positive one and they worked hard for their pensions.

    Dee
  • I support you!

    Joanne
  • I support you!

    Barbara
  • This WRONG needs to be made RIGHT! St. Clare’s staff was always caring and professional for the entire community. They deserve every penny they earned plus some!

    Catherine
  • I love St Clare's Hospital, it is a sham that they did that to those employees

    gwen
  • I support you!

    Nina
  • I support you!

    Mika
  • I support you!

    Lynn
  • I support you!

    Amber
  • I support you!

    Meghan
  • I support you!

    Joellen
  • My wife dedicated 19 years of service at St. Clare’s Hospital & we are devastated by the termination of her pension. Please help the retirees.

    Terry
  • These hard working individuals deserve their pensions

    Melissa
  • St. Clare's had a reputation for compassion. Compassion needs to be shown to the employees who built that reputation with their hard work.

    Margaret
  • A lot of us worked long and hard at St. Clare’s Hospital because we believed in the mission statement and though could have worked elsewhere, made a conscious decision to support a Catholic hospital.

    Evan
  • This is so WRONG!!! These people have given such a great service for so many years and you show your support for their service this way!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!

    Karen
  • Commitments are meant to be honored. That was the expectation when each employee arrived at their job. Similarly, commitment(s) now need to be honored by the employer. Pay these pensions.

    Ellen
  • This is certainly unfair at best.

    Jeffry
  • It is a shame that this is happening after the many years of service that these employees gave to the hospital. It is dispectable that their retirement years are being endangered due to such an act.

    Keith A
  • I support you!

    Ruth
  • I support you!

    Brianna
  • I worked 30 years at St. Clare's. I will have some pention But it is not right or ethical to deny pensions to the many people that dedicated their lives to give compassionate care Do the Right thing

    Barb
  • I support you!

    Kathy and Bob
  • Linton graduate, proud of Schenectady, but not this unfair situation. Do the right thing St. Clare’s!

    Jeremy
  • I support you!

    Shirley
  • What happened to these people is wrong. Restore their pension.

    Marianne
  • Everyone who worked in St Claire deserve to be taken care of ! They put their heart and soul in taking care of the health of our community!!!

    Fouad
  • As a former employee (who is not vested) I can Truly say that St. Clare’s was more than a job ...it was a FAMILY. These people dedicated years of their life to helping others so Please HELP them!

    Jaime
  • I support you!

    Savitree
  • I support you all!

    Michelle
  • This is insane that this has happened. It makes me sick to think this is how people that were committed to taking care of others have been treated. WHERE IS THE MONEY?!

    Kristin
  • I cannot believe that You are being treated so un fairly! You Deserve Your Pension! I Definitely Support You!

    Diane
  • My brother is one of these people, restore these pensions now!!!

    Elizabeth
  • Someone has his head where the sun don’t shine. I smell a big law suit on this one.

    Dennis
  • Please help the helpers who will loose their well deserved pension.

    Camille
  • I support you!

    Lindsay
  • Shameful If you deny these people their pensions that were promised to them for years

    patricia
  • This is totally wrong. The workers deserve their pensions.

    Theresa
  • So many people dedicated their time, care, & lives to Saint Clare’s. It is unfair & unjust to let such loving people suffer & lose something they were promised. They deserve more.

    Nicole
  • These people dedicated their lives to helping others. They worked hard and they earned their pension. It's awful they are being denied something they worked so hard for.

    Kim
  • I am a fellow RN and this is just another case of talented caregivers getting the shaft. I'll bet the administrators aren't losing their pension. Remember who works day and night for your patients!

    Judy
  • It is unconscionable that this plan was a casualty of the closing and measures should be investigated to fund this plan and provide the benefits that were earned and relied upon. Thank you.

    Stephen
  • I support you!

    Lynn
  • Dedication, hard work and respect for the organization, the catholic religion, the community patients and our leaders. Leaders that we trusted our future with that left us with no pension. How and why?

    Marianne
  • These people dedicated their lives to helping others. They worked very hard and they earned their pension. It is disgusting that they are being denied something they worked so hard to earn.

    April
  • heartless, this is just horrible. although this does not affect me, personally, it has to be stopped. government needs to step up, as does the albany diocese and not allow this to happen

    nancy
  • I worked 35 years at St Clare's and my wife worked over 10 years and we are not going to get any pension.

    Richard
  • I support you!

    Suzanne
  • I support you!

    Karin
  • People that dedicated their lives to helping others should not be treated this unfairly.

    Steve
  • It should be illegal to terminate a pension plan. The Catholic church has a moral obligation to fund the pension plan.

    Linda
  • I was a patient at St. Clare's in 1997 I gave birth to my daughter and I was treated with respect and dignity. The maternity floor at that time was awesome. The employees worked hard and as a family..

    Pamela
  • worked 22 years - no pension and they even quit paying my workman's comp doctor's bills

    Jeannette
  • This is not right

    Bruce
  • I support you!

    Ashley
  • Saint Clare's employees should have their hard earned investment returned They trusted the administrators with their investments and they failed the hard working employees. Morally not good!

    Carrie
  • I support you!

    Nathaly
  • I support you!

    Maria
  • This is terrible, they worked their butts off to take care of everyone, now is our time to take care of them. Make this right.

    Samantha
  • So wrong on so many levels. These people should not have to worry about this. They worked hard their entire careers for this.

    Theresa
  • I support you!

    Nicholas
  • These folks busted their backs to take care of us and our families. They did this with the promise of a retirement. They worked hard for this pension and they deserve to collect it.

    Vicki
  • Breaks my heart to hear about this. I was born at St. Clare's as well as my youngest son. I've known nurses and staff who used to work there. They certainly deserve the pension they were promised.

    Peter
  • I support you!

    Michael
  • I support you!

    Ann
  • I support you!

    Sara
  • I support you!

    Kelly
  • They deserve even more than what they have been given

    Kara
  • As a former PSA, I ask those in power, to honor their commitment to all of the people who dedicated their lives to making St. Clare’s the place to go to feel cared about.

    Ellen
  • I have visited people there, brought my Mom (Claire who was a nurse elsewhere) there for procedures. This is so wrong...there has to be a solution.

    Madelyn
  • There has to be a way for this pension crises to be resolved. This absolutely unacceptable. Where is the money that was supposed to be there.

    Tammy
  • I support you!

    john
  • A woman I know did 29 years here, i respectfully request she get her pension.

    Jason
  • I support you!

    Jaime
  • I support you!

    Heidi
  • These people deserve their pension my sister had 40+ years with St Clare's and is still hard working with Ellis

    Susan
  • Strength in numbers. Fight for what is rightfully yours!

    Sharon
  • I support you!

    Kelly
  • I support you!

    Matt
  • I support you!

    Courtney
  • So sad to see how these good people are being treated after they worked so hard to help others!

    Marie
  • All of these hard working people helped to heal thousands of patients at St. Clare’s Hospital, and they did it with love and professionalism. They deserve their pensions.

    Mary Ann
  • I support you!

    Kamryn
  • I support you!

    Meghan
  • Please fervently we pray for a retirement fund to assist the hardworking professionals & administrator secretaries, business office personnel & all others affected by this tremendous burden

    Robin
  • Despicable !!

    Wendy
  • The men and women of St Clare's gave so much of themselves, believed in the spirit and always took the best care of the patients who walked through those doors. This is due them. They trusted you!

    Rita
  • This is a very unfair way to treat the many people who dedicated themselves to helping care for others. Restore the pensions, now!!

    Annette
  • How could you do this? Awful way to pull the rugs out from people. Not very Christian. Keep taking rich seniors money for those expensive apartments.

    Sally a
  • I support you!

    Matt
  • I hope this helps God bless you

    Cindy
  • I support you!

    Robin
  • My mom would have been eligible to get her hard earned pension just next year, now nothing. 24 years of service to these monsters and She worked all hours, overnights, days off. No loyalty in return.

    Kristin
  • My father worked for 30 years at St. Clare's as a loving and dedicated RN that made it his lifes work to take care of others. You are telling nurses that they don't matter! They deserve pensions!

    Matthew
  • This is not fair to the retireees. Give them their pensions they so rightfully earned!

    Eric
  • please reconsider your retirees pensions...this is just cruel.thanks

    Judi
  • This is atrocious! I don't know how these people sleep at night taking away what rightfully belongs to these pensioners!

    Cynthia
  • As a confirmed Roman Catholic who was married in the Catholic church I'm horrified that these people are losing their pensions and want to know how the Church plans to make this right. Fix this now.

    Kristen
  • This is beyond disgraceful! People dedicated their lives to making this hospital successful and helping heal others. Ellis should be ashamed they are not doing more for the commited loyal employees.

    Rachel
  • Fire the CEO's and give these people their pension.

    Cynthia
  • I support you!

    Anthony
  • St Clare's had the best staff that was a family. Working at St Clare's wasn't just a paycheck for the staff it was about their community and giving back. I didn't work there but received great care.

    Sally
  • It’s unbelievable to think it’s ok to take away from the people that have for so long. Give back what is theirs.

    Katie
  • This is not cool. Someone needs to fix this.

    Joseph
  • I support you!

    Amber
  • I delivered 2 of my 3 children here! The staff was amazing and I had the best experiences of my life! Give them what they deserve!

    Linda
  • Pensions are not a perk. They are earned. Find a way to fulfill the agreement made decades ago.

    Michelle
  • This is just not right! We all deserve our pensions!

    Debra
  • Dedicated workers of st Clare’s hospital should not have to deal with this total disappointment at any stage in their lives. Step up & do right all those involved with this disastrous situation.

    Lynn
  • I support you!

    Todd
  • I support you!

    JoAnne
  • I have been diagnosed with RA, currently on SSD. Elimination of my small pension will be devastating as I account for every penny to live. Please rethink this dilemma

    RoseAnne
  • I support you!

    Suzanne
  • Both of my parents worked for St. Clares the majority of their lives. Both were just about to begin enjoying retirement. They can no longer do so. They now have no choice but to continue working.

    Jared
  • This situation is a disgrace! To treat people who gave their all to those in need for so many years like throwaway trash? Shame on St Clares and the diocese for even THINKING this is ok! FIX IT!

    Annette
  • I think this termination of pension benefits is shameful. The level of deceit here brings to mind "thou shalt not steal" & "thou shalt not lie"!!!!! Make it right!

    Victoria
  • This is an outrageous abuse of caring, compassionate nurses and other health care professionals who dedicated years to caring for those in need in the Schenectady. How incredibly shameful.

    Mary
  • This is so sad!!! This is happening to my brother who is 59 and has worked hard there for 38years. Now what is he supposed to do!!! 😢 🙏🏻🙏🏻😢

    Mary
  • Pension benefits should be protected by requiring the employer to pay into an insurance fund to guarantee that people's lives are not ruined through negligence

    Nancy
  • To abruptly terminate these former employees pensions is egregious. I call upon my elected Representatives:Barbara Lifton and James Sewars as well as Governor and Albany Catholic Diocese to fix it.

    Deb
  • It is obvious how we all felt about St. Clare's Hospital. We put our love, dedication and care into St. Clare's. Did we deserve this, we ask you??

    Teresa
  • Address this outrage with courage against our adversaries.

    Daniel
  • I support you!

    Robert
  • How can you in good conscience call yourselves a Christian organization and take away the lifeline of your employees in their senior years. Horrible.

    Robyn
  • I support you!

    Alena
  • The loss of funds to all the St Clare’s employee’s is the most unjust thing I have ever heard of. Those responsible should be ashamed!

    Pamela
  • I support you!

    Tom
  • We deserve to get our full pension. We were always dedicated employees. My wife and I had 45 years of combined service

    Paul
  • I support you!

    delei
  • I support you!

    Denise
  • My husband and I have 45 years service. Depended on our pension

    Mary i
  • Ludicrous if this situation persists who’s next. I send a plea to James Tedesco to personally address this recent dilemma for his constituents.

    Dennis
  • Please help , this is awful . Imagine everything you earned taken away from you

    Jennifer
  • I support you!

    Graham
  • Not right restore their pension

    Gordon
  • Former employees of St. Claire's cared for the people of their community. The Catholic Diocese has a moral, christian obligation to do what is right. Politicians- what are you doing about this?

    Joan
  • Nurses are some of the most important people in this world. Get rid of the damn political pensions and give them to the people who DESERVE THEM!

    Jessica
  • This is so wrong you should be ashamed of yourself how could you do this to people that worked for for years

    Patricia
  • This is not how retired people should find out about their pension. Praying that they reverse it for them.

    Nancy
  • We lived in Schenectady for 38 years and frequented St Clare’s Often. We never had anything but very good service. The staff was always very knowledgeable .

    Rita
  • They gave you their lives, they took care of us and saved many.Now it is up to you to do the right thing for them!

    Merrie-Anne
  • I fully support all the truly professional personnel affected by this unfair, and in some cases, life altering actions by St. Clare’s Corp.

    Neil W.
  • I support you!

    Rianne
  • I was born an raised in this hospital My mother was a clinical coordinator of 2 s until her passing in April 1977.This was my family for most of my youth,My Grandmothers both worked there as well

    Eileen
  • I support you!

    Mary
  • I worked and paid into the pension for 17 years. I am nearing retirement and I was counting on the money to help me with my expenses. Someone should be able to do something ...this is so wrong!

    LAURIE
  • WWJD

    William
  • I support you!

    Susan
  • Terrible ! These people worked hard and deserve this money !

    Katie
  • I support you!

    Maria
  • Restore what these hard working care givers have PAID FOR!!!!

    Dawn
  • People who worked and paid into the the pension plan should get their pensions this affects everybody

    Judy
  • The desensitization to this type of dramatic and life-altering situation is becoming outrageous. There is no confidence in any institution any more to make good on their word.

    Caroline
  • I worked for St Clare’s Hospital & feel outraged by this atrocious injustice. St Clare’s was not just a hospital, it was a loving family of caring individuals available for all those in the community.

    Deborah
  • The shame of this. I will pray for all of you who deserve your pensions.

    Linda
  • This inexcusable at very least. People in healthcare work hard long hours 24-7 and deserve what is owed to them . Thinking you can retire and then nothing , WRONG.

    Kimberly
  • Please help us !!!

    Dana
  • It’s criminal to all these dedicated St. Clare’s employees who saved and prepared for retirement only to have it taken it away. It’s so wrong and someone needs to make this this right!!!

    Marcia
  • Please restore the pension benefits to these workers - it is the ethical and Christian thing to do!

    Rob
  • How outrageous this decision is to those who have served this hospital for, in many cases, decades!

    Bill
  • Please restore the pension for these retirees.

    Carolyn
  • St Claire's and its wonderful staff saved my life & I had a very successful knee surgery there too. These folks deserve to retire & live out their remaining years without worrying about how they can.

    Kathryn
  • Unreal what you are doing to your past employees!! What are they supposed to do since they’re losing their pension that they were relying on !! That’s how you replay your devoted employees!!

    Michele
  • I support you!

    Abbey
  • To politicians at all levels, the Catholic Diocese and the insurers, what would happen if you lost your pension? Anyone who worked should NOT have to live in fear of losing their secure retirement.

    Betsy
  • You should be ashamed of yourselves. I hope this group wins something that is rightfully due to them.

    Donna
  • My siblings and I were all born at St. Clare's and my mother was an OR nurse for 30 years there. She is no longer with us but would be devastated at this news for all of her friends.

    Barbara
  • I support you!

    Tomasina
  • I support you!

    Jessica
  • This is a travesty that should not have happened. NYS caused it, they should fix it! I would be happy to pay more taxes to do so.

    David
  • The loss of pension is unthinkable. The employees will lose their standard of living that took years to build.

    Joseph
  • Please help these dedicated workers and resolve this situation. It should be illegal to stop this benefit that many have counted on to survive.

    Kandy
  • I support you!

    Stephen
  • This is unbelievable! Restore the pensions they have rightfully earned!

    Katie
  • This should NOT happen!

    Angela
  • Criminal action should be taken. The government should step in and make them pay these pensions. The people worked long and hard for this money. This is not what America is about workers should be rewarded not penalized. Do something about this.

    Beth
  • Like every other profit only business,St. Clare's looked for loyalty and dedication from their employees but didn't give it in return. I'm sure that the former CEOs aren't worried about their future.

    John
  • I support you!

    Mary
  • The Catholic church should hang their head in shame. Where is the government why are they letting the church get away with this?

    Linda
  • I support you!

    Samantha
  • Simply appalling and criminal!! Is this the way people are rewarded for their service?

    Donna
  • St. Clare’s dedicated and worked for lower wages knowing when we retired we would get a small pension. Now we are getting nothing. We were lied to for 10 years. Please help us make keep our pensions.

    Ann
  • St Clare’s employees were the BEST i ever worked with in 30 years of Nursing. No one deserves this lack of appreciation, much less employees who dedicated themselves to caring for others.

    Mary
  • I support you!

    Sharon
  • These folks worked hard and long to earn their pensions. Shame on St. Clare's for reneging on their end of the agreement. Pay these people the money that is owed them!

    Cathy
  • Horribly disrespectful to the employees who dedicated their lives to the care of others.

    Deanna
  • I support you!

    Cara
  • As a nurse of 51 years, whose husband was a physician working out of both St. Clare’s and Ellis Hospital, I find this to be disgraceful!

    Patricia
  • This is sad, these people dedicated many yrs of their lives working for St Clares and their community. Please find a way to give them all back their Pensions. It's not right to "Steal" "their" money!

    Kelly
  • I support you!

    April
  • Everyone of these retirees deserves the pension they were promised and worked hard for!

    Stephanie
  • Sad day. It seems NY State committed far less than was necessary to fund potential future retirees. That coupled with the 2008 economic downturn seems to have spelled certain doom.

    John
  • I worked at St. Clare’s for a few years and was amazed by the standard of Excellence upheld there. They provided quality care and support to so many. They earned and deserve their pensions

    Michelle
  • My plans to retire at 62 after 42 years of working (21 St Clares 21 Ellis) are not likely to happen. We're planning to do longterm volunteer work overseas in 2020 and this now is in jeopardy. Praying!

    Laura
  • That this (or any) religious organization cannot/or will not be held to the same financial responsibilities as any other business is proof they have a strong voice in our government. SHAME!

    Joanne
  • I too, am one of the 1100+ employees who are affected by this debacle. I will survive this but am more than a little concerned for those less fortunate. Please help us all by getting the word out wherever and however you can! Thank you

    Mary
  • Don't take away their pensions! Someone should be held accountable for the mismanagement of the fund.

    Stephen
  • It’s just wrong to take away someone pension. Shameful!

    Colleen
  • Outrageous and criminal. Cancelling pensions within months just isn't right. There needs be an investigation. People who dedicated their lives to helping others should not be in this position.

    Barbara
  • what a shame they deicated their life working for you and you walk out and leave them, shame on you!

    douglas
  • The Catholic Church needs to make this right and fund their pensions. The Church ought to practice what they preach and take care of their own people.

    Suzanne
  • I don’t know how this can be made right, but it should. Employees shouldn’t be the ones left holding the bag.

    Matthew
  • I support you!

    Mark
  • I made the cut and will continue to get my pension at a reduced rate of 282 dollars less per month.I mostly will take the buy out.I’m 65 and semi retired and will have to work more hours.

    Laurie
  • I support you!

    jill
  • mY SISTER IN LAW IS A TOP RATED RN, MY MOM WAS AN LPN, MY OTHER SISTER AND I WERE UNIT SECRETARIES. WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR WORK AND ST. CLARES. THIS IS A DISGRACE!!!

    ZARA
  • I was laid off from St Clare’s Hospital after 23 years, but will still get a reduced pension. Many of my friends, who are still working at Ellis, will not. This is an outrage and needs to be corrected

    Karen
  • Give these people what is rightfully theirs, these are not good actions towards men specially coming from a Church. Do what's right by them.

    Mymi
  • I support you!

    Elizabeth
  • The employees have given countless hours to take care of those in need. Shame on all who had a hand in this.I ask all of you to please back the employees of St Clare .

    Eleanor
  • I support you!

    Roberta
  • Proud to have started my career here and to have worked among the best of the best. So sad for my St Clare’s family to have to suffer such devasting news 💔

    Chrissy
  • I support you!

    Katie
  • This is So Wrong!! Someone needs to step up to the plate and fix this for all these wonderful, caring people who have dedicated their lives, my daughter being one of them, to St. Clare's

    Dorothy
  • Simply disgusting that this has been allowed to happen. NY State Legislature, Albany Catholic Diocese and St. Clare's Corporation Board all need to step up and ix this.

    Joyce
  • I support you!

    Jennifer
  • This a disgrace I can’t believe the Albany Catholic Dioceses is not stepping up to the plate to work with New York senate to help these hospital workers who gave their all to the people of Sch’dy. 😢

    Peggy
  • I support you!

    Stefanie
  • I support you!

    Cathy
  • My grandparents worked with St Claire's for over 60 years combined and face the loss of both their pensions. This is absolutely shameful and inexcusable. Put yourself in these people's shoes...

    Tayler
  • This is beyond disgraceful. You can be sure the higher ups of this decision are not sitting home trying to figure out what they are going to do without receiving this money, Unable to relate!

    Sue
  • My mother worked for St.Clare’s for 15 years, and now has Alzheimer’s disease. This pension helped with costs relating to her care, it’s a shame what they have done.

    Megan
  • Disgraceful. Shame on the people responsible for terminating this pension plan. And, any pension plan - for that matter.

    Barbara
  • I support you!

    Carol
  • I support you!

    Shamile
  • "Fix the problem, not the blame!" Many decisions and non-decisions over many years, by the state, church, community, and yes, even hospital leaders, caused St. Clare's to end. Employees need you now.

    Jim
  • I worked at the wonderful St Clare’s Hospital starting 1974, and loved it. I am disgusted at what was done to our pension. Shame on you!

    Sandra
  • My mom gave her all to St. Claire’s for decades, sacrificing time with her family giving safe and compassionate care only to be tossed aside by hypocrites who don’t take care of loyal employees!

    Rebecca
  • I support you!

    Abigail
  • Unjust. Absolutely unjust.

    Theresa
  • People work hard for there pension. its sad that it is taken away from them. very unfair that you can just take the pension

    barbara
  • I support you!

    kathleen
  • After years of commitment to St. Clare's-& Ellis Hospital afterward-to have their pensions terminated in such a despicable way proves that they never had St. Clare's employees' best interests in mind.

    Christine
  • My mother, Barabara Kennedy, worked her entire adult life at St. Claire’s. She and the other retirees should be granted the benefits that they were Promised.

    Jason
  • I guess 31 years of loyalty means nothing.

    sheryl
  • My mother Mary Hartshorne is one of the 1100 employees fighting this pension crisis. This is arbitrarily unfair and needs to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. Please give this matter your attention.

    Amy
  • How could any business get away with this? How could they just send a letter stating that you will no longer receive the pension you created and built?! Someone has to go to jail!!!

    PATRICIA
  • My husband, Frank DeBiase, is devastated by learning he will no longer receive a pension after working at St. Clare's Hospital for 33 years. He's only been collecting for less than a year. So wrong!!

    Lynn
  • It is wrong & unfair to take away people’s pension that has contracted to them for their retirement years. It is criminal to steal people’s money that they are absolutely entitled to!

    Beverly
  • This is a travesty.

    Trish
  • These are intelligent responsible people who were made a financial promise which precluded retirement funds going into other accounts. Now, they are left with nothing and with no safety net. CRIMINAL

    Blythe
  • My husband and myself were employed at St Clares for approx. 49 to 50 yrs combined. It was home to our sons and definitely family to us. Hard to believe what the people in thechigher echelons has done to everyone.

    Cheryl
  • I support you!

    Dan
  • Caring for others is the true heart of medicine. Those who offered their services throughout the years to further this mission should not be left to fend for themselves!

    Terry
  • The pensions should be honored no matter what. We have all put our time, energy and hearts into St. Clare's. I had worked 13 years at the hospital and was counting on something one day.

    Erica
  • This is not right dedicated long term care employees worked and paid into this. They deserve their pension!!!!!

    Debbie
  • Everything possible needs to be done to help these people who dedicated their lives to helping others

    Barry
  • I was really depending on receiving my pension from Saint Clare's since I worked there for 24 years. This will definitely affect my life in the future. I am so devastated.

    Theresa
  • I support you!

    JoAnne
  • Shame!

    Michael
  • I support you!

    Ursula
  • I support you!

    Deborah
  • It is repulsive to not uphold the promises made by any means necessary to those that gave so much. May changed hearts and minds come together to solve this injustice.

    Andre
  • I support you!

    Elisa
  • St Clare's is a consortium of other hospitals - if they can get away with cutting off pensions for these employees just think what the consortium can do - help our friends

    Suzanne
  • I worked at St Clare’s Hospital for 10 years. It was hard enough seeing the anguish on peoples faces when St. Clare’s closed it’s doors. It was heart wrenching. Please help us get our pension back

    Carole
  • One word comes to mind. Criminal !!!!

    Joanne
  • I had my first child at St. Clare's and remember to this day the wonderful care they gave me and my baby. They deserve better than this. Do what is right by them.

    MaryLouise
  • So not acceptable! Whoever allowed this to happen should be held accountable. I feel really bad for these people who gave their "all" to St. Clare's for so many years and will be missing out!

    Antonietta
  • It's an absolute travesty what has happened to the people that expected to have a pension after many years of service. The shirking of responsibility of the stewards of this fund is appalling.

    Jeff
  • I support you!

    Liam
  • I support you!

    Tammy
  • No excuses, the pensions should be honored.

    James
  • Do the right thing and give these amazing people what they deserve.

    Jessica
  • The personnel hat work at St. Clares deserve their pensions. They were the best of there profession. I went there all my life, had my son there. I truly wish it was still available.

    Clara
  • Have had nothing but pleasant experiences at St. Clare’s. It is a shame that people who gave so much of their heart to this hospital, and their patients are getting screwed.

    Barbara
  • This is criminal and those who let this happen should be charged with the crime of theft

    Michael
  • I support you!

    Patricia
  • I support you!

    Marty
  • I was counting on that for when I Retired. That is the only Pension I had . I had my son at 40 and than I was a stay home home . Worked at Saint Claire’s hospital for 24 years I get nothing .

    Elena
  • Hold the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany accountable as Msg Manny and other clergy ran that hospital for years how can the Diocese come out and say that they had no interest in operating that institution b/s

    James
  • Having been a patient myself, in addition to accompanying many clients to St. Clare’s for medical treatment over the years, this news of pensions being cancelled is completely disgusting. FIX IT !!

    Jody
  • This is unconscionable, unethical and down right wrong. This must be corrected.

    Sandra
  • This is an injustice! Whoever was suppose to fund the St. Clare’s pension program after St. Clare’s was taken over by Ellis, apparently did not care to fill their part of the bargain. This is how I understood it.

    Timothy
  • We dedicated ourselves to all the patients at St Clare’s. Working for all people then, let’s hope the community rallies to help us in our time of need!

    Mary
  • I find it very sad that the faithful employees of st Clare’s were so mislead for so many years by an institution that was trusted- be careful what you believe in

    Anne
  • This is not way to treat those who have served for years. I pray this works out and the pensions are restored.

    Teresa
  • My daughter worked at St. Clare’s for over 30 yrs. This is unacceptable and morally wrong. Please help them get this fixed now! In total support of this petition.

    Richard
  • Albany Diocese Mission Statement includes reference to "...caring for the poorest and most vulnerable..." Many of these retirees have now BECOME the poorest and most vulnerable. Do the right thing.

    Sharon
  • February 1999 my start date !!!

    Charlene
  • I think this is awful. This is what these people get for all those years of dedication and hard work?!?

    Silvia
  • I will pray you get this resolved. So sorry this is happening to such good people.

    Patti
  • I regard it as an immoral crime when people who have devoted decades to their employer are suddenly told their hard-earned pensions are terminated. It is a reprehensible injustice.

    Dave
  • I support you!

    Maria
  • Poor way to thank those that gave of themselves for so many years.

    Michael
  • I support you!

    Theresa
  • I support you!

    Allen
  • Do not penalize workers who sacrificed years of their working lives because of the hospital’s incompetence and mismanagement.

    Janice
  • I support you!

    MaryBeth
  • The pension numbers stated do not add up. Where did the $28M from the state go. It was not all lost in the 2008 recession. And why was $28M provided by state when it was not sufficient.

    John
  • I support you!

    Jean
  • It is absolutely disgraceful that an institution dedicated to serving the community with care and compassion could treat their own employees like this. Shameful!

    Karen
  • The catholic diocese should be doing more to help, its the Christian thing to do!!

    Joan
  • St. Clare's was a second home and family to many of us. This should never, never have happened.

    Laurie
  • Praying for resolution

    Michele
  • People who worked tirelessly to save someone's life should not have to worry about living after that job is done. May God Bless every one of them.

    William
  • Many friends and family know that dedicated their life to work at Saint Clare's and this is the thanks get. It should not be this way. They deserve what is owed to them.

    Tanya
  • I support you!

    Michelle
  • I personally think the Albany Catholic Diocese should step up to the plate and help out

    John
  • Over 20 years of service and this is how we are thanked. What a shame!

    Elaine
  • I support you!

    Anthony
  • I support you!

    Paul
  • To not live up to your obligations is disgraceful. These people dedicated there lives to this place only to have it shoved in their asses. Do the right thing.

    Mike
  • Proudly signing to right this injustice. I too am a former St Clare’s employee (registered nurse) before joining the Air Force. These proud employees deserve better than this.

    David
  • I'm curious if the Berger Commission had the pension plan reviewed by actuaries.

    George
  • Shame in the Roman Catholic Church, by not standing by all these wonderful people! Have your attorney preform a Post Office box break, to obtain a physical address for this “so called” Joe Pofit.

    Dee
  • We were known as The Peoples Hospital. Volunteers initiated the building of St. Clare's with a petition! (My Mom helped with petition). It worked once so let's do it again!

    Kathleen
  • I had surgery at St.Clare's as did my mother. We received exceptional care from the host of "healers" who worked there. The loss of their pension is critical to their lives. FIX THIS INJUSTICE,PLEASE

    Joan
  • Not acceptable!!!

    Richard
  • I did not work for St. Clares but was there when Ellis took them over. I find it an absolute horrible situation that these dedicated, loving, loyal employees have to go through now! Shame on you!

    Cora
  • I think it is extremely irresponsible for the Albany Diocese not to take any responsibility for the loss of our pension

    Deborah
  • Incredibly sad and so devastating for these folks. Something must be done-if it can happen to them, anyone is vulnerable

    Jackie
  • My sister in law worked here from 1975 till it’s merger with Ellis, you couldn’t find a more dedicated RN like her, this is such a slap in the face, and an insult to all her hard work and compassion!

    Judy
  • True angels of mercy that gave and gave...St. Clare’s was easy to get to..many poor people had no cars..St. Clare’s should never have been closed.

    Shirley
  • I'm signing in support of my mother, who was a nurse and her retirement is affected. It is a sad situation. Please help right this wrong and deliver to them what was promised (and negotiated).

    Matt
  • I support you!

    Christine
  • St. Clare's served the community faithfully for decades, including our family. Retirees do NOT deserve this kind of treatment! FIX THE PROBLEM!

    Phil
  • Just not right

    Kipp
  • They put the care into StClare’s each day ! There was no better hospital for spiritual and caring! Do the right thing! I made friendships from the hospital and will never forgot all the compassion !

    Joseph
  • My family were patients at St.Clare's for many years. My mother's life depended on so many medical professionals that encompassed this small hospital. It was the saving grace on McClellan Street --

    PAM
  • 28 years of service forgotten

    Patricia
  • These employees are entitled to their pension. They worked hard for their money for when they retire. They need to investigate and find out what happened with their money. This is not right.

    Beverly
  • What has this world come to? People work hard and plan for their future only to have it stolen away....

    Patricia
  • Please help in making our voices be heard. 36 years of dedicated service at St. Clares

    Lynn
  • I always used this hospital and am so sorry and shocked to all these people who gave their best years supporting and serving our community.

    Sheila
  • It’s time to start making the people caring for patients as important as the patients are!

    Valerie
  • The employee’s of St Clare’s made sacrifices over the years for the good of the organization, too bad they can’t make good on the one promise made to us.

    John
  • Where did the money go? This is disgusting! Albany Catholic Dioceses step up and do the right thing, the moral thing, the Christian thing. I stand with all those effected.

    Diane
  • All I can say as a former employee, where has the loyalty gone? We were family of caring, loving, dedicated employees who trusted our pension to FAKE agencies of people. SHAME ON YOU ALL..

    LUCILLE
  • Although I am older and will continue to receive $131/mon (at least so far) my heart is sad for all of you.

    Sharon
  • Cared for by these people for my entire life.they were the best.Even if the church isn't legally obligated-it must do the right thing.don't feed anti-Catholic sentiment by hiding behind legalities.

    Bonnie
  • Why is there no accountability? My sister worked there 20 years and to have this rug pulled out from under her is despicable. Who has the authority to make these decisions? Names, names, names!

    Jo
  • I support you!

    Monica
  • I worked at St. Clare's Hospital for 20 years. I am ashamed of the people in charge of our pension. How sinful! Who are you to decide who deserves it and who doesn't! !!!!!

    Linda
  • Do the right thing !!!!

    ed
  • I support you!

    Phyllis
  • I fully support this petition on behalf of the faithful, dedicated, compassionate people whose lives are affected by this crisis. Please construct an equitable remedy immediately.

    Etta
  • Totally unacceptable that these dedicated employees have their retirement benefit taken away due to obvious mismanagement. Someone needs to be held accountable now!

    Jake
  • I support you!

    Jenn
  • There was a Nurse that worked in Labor & delivery, Nov. 1995. Her name was Rose. I'll never forget her. She saved my Life!

    Carlita
  • My mom worked tirelessly for over 20 years. It is unfair that she is not able to rely on her pension when she put so much of herself into her work. So many people spent their lives here.

    Kimberly
  • Investigation into this matter needs to be initiated into the legality of dissolution of these pensions. Where did all the pension funds go and who should be held responsible.

    Ann
  • Please give these dedicated caring individual s their due. Change future retirement if you must, but these current pension holders future quality of life depends on this pension. Thank you.

    Lisa
  • I support you!

    Philip
  • I stand behind all the employees that are loosing their pensions. This is not right! People depend on pensions to live after retirement. Not only have your hurt the employees, but you are hurting their families

    Jennifer
  • My mom who going to be 80 and on a fixed income depends on her pension. What St Clares is doing is a disgrace

    Ann
  • Our son was born here and I loved this hospital and the wonderful care I was given. I am mortified that the diocese has not stepped up to help the needy. They should follow their own teachings.

    Lois
  • I support you!

    Anna
  • We stand behind the employees of St.Clare's Hospital in the restoration of their well-deserved pensions. It is the right thing to do.

    Joanne
  • The revocation of the employee pension fund is just wrong. Step up and do the right thing!,

    Cathleen
  • A loss of a pension following years of compassionate care is unfathomable. YES, it is true that St. Clare's employees who worked a lifetime may never see a penny of this pension. Not right!

    Judith
  • Time to get the Federal Government involved in a criminal investigation here! The person or persons involved in this criminal act need to be prosecuted and held accountable! Praying for restitution 🙏

    Lisa
  • I hope that the State would begin an investigation into how the money may have been mismanaged and intercede on behalf of so many caring workers who have been wronged after so many years of hard work.

    William
  • Imagine if this happened to you? I worked at St Clare's for years and will never collect any of the retirement funds due me. I'm glad I'm dependent on it. Please help those who need these funds.

    Diane
  • This is aweful someone needs to fix this. There was supposed to be money for at least ten more years and now its gone. Did someone use the money or misuse it.

    Katherine
  • I worked at St Clares from 1996 until the merger. So many of my former co-workers count on their pension for basic necessities, it's devastating to lose it

    Michele
  • 29 years of service.

    Anthony
  • Prayers that a solution is found to help those who have spent their lives helping others!

    Katrina
  • The employees of St. Claire's were exceptional and deserve their pension. I had the pleasure of working with many of their nurses after they had to join Ellis. Those nurses were some of the best!

    Nina
  • Please help these folks. They gave their service and deserve everything promised.

    Loretta
  • As a former employee of STC I totally support all those affected by this situation.

    Elaine
  • I support you!

    Mya
  • I worked for STC just short of 40 yrs. and so honored to work there. Paid less, raises postponed or forgotten, we were dedicated, loyal and kind. We will become the new indigent needing help.

    Alice
  • I support you!

    Robert
  • The unfairness and lack of empathy is appalling! These people deserve better!

    Judith
  • It has been an honor to work with these people. They served the whole community for a long time and deserve a happy retirement. They invested in you...INVEST in them!!

    Brian
  • Shining example of the Albany Diocese being a perfectly reputable bunch of thieves. Plus, you paid for it. NYS gave $28.5M to the pension fund. Where did all that money go?

    Michael
  • This is completely unacceptable to take money from these hard working dedicated people who paid towards their pensions for years and years. Fix this!

    Jammie
  • Reinstate pension for Lori Daviero and countless others effected by the pension program & hold the diocese accountable for all monies each “contributor” is entitled to in accordance with agreement...

    Norman
  • Someone please help to investigate this as it going to effect many life's for a very long time.Good people worked in good faith for this to happen to them is a shame.

    Mary
  • Years of service monies due for hard work , sacrifices upon sacrifices . This is shameful and accountability is due . Prosecution is warranted.

    Christine
  • I thought part of the merger Agreement was to keep the pension funded.

    Manish
  • I worked 23 years at St.Clare's and will not receive a penny. The Albany Catholic Diocese was instrumental in getting St Clare's church status. And yet they take no responsibility?

    Rebeccca
  • Over 1/2 of vested employees receiving zero warrants investigating. Board was responsible to supervise Prudential's pension investment decisions. They can't wash their hands like Pontius Pilate.

    Christopher
  • I worked @ St Clare’s 13 years get nothing!

    Geri
  • So wrong in so many ways. Money that should have gone to employees, now disappeared... Sounds suspicious, someone should follow the money trail to see where it's gone???

    Gerald
  • Hopefully everyone will sign as this needs to be fixed.

    Diane
  • worked for 29.5 years left in Dec 2007 because knew loyal employees were about to be mistreated and felt I had to save my family. Went to work at SPH at that time. Shame on those involved.

    linda
  • I worked for St Clares Hospital for 20 years and will get nothing. I did not turn 62 before 2015.

    Renee
  • I am so disappointed in the way this money was handled. People depended on this money. How could this have happened???

    VIRGINIA
  • Not only is this wrong morally, but I believe it's criminal.

    Ralph
  • My mom worked for St. Clare’s for 24 years. Anyone who knew her then knows how much she dedicated herself to her patients and loved her job. She deserves her pension and justice.

    Christina
  • I have 35 years of service with St Clare’s and because I was 2 months short of the age requirement my pension will stop completely. My husband has 29 years and will not receive any pension at all.

    Janet
  • This needs to be fixed

    Richard
  • Ellis bought out St. Clare's and gave them 500000.00 towards the pension I thought I read that somewhere . If so where did it go.Hi to all my fellow retired co-workers.

    Linda
  • New York State and the Catholic Church have no problem taking our money. But when it comes to making good on their obligations.....

    Robert
  • These people dedicated their careers to serving the people who depended on your organization. Without these professionals, you are nothing. Restore the rights that they earned!!!!

    Larry
  • Removing pensions from people who worked so faithfully is simply unconscionable. Whoever is responsible for this should be ashamed.

    Cathy
  • I was born at St. Clare’s and my family relied on care from this hospital and spiritual nurturance from this diocese for decades. Breaking a covenant on pensions does not reflect values of either org.

    Carol
  • I support you!

    Emily
  • Hope we can get some attention with this article of the politicians.

    Tamela
  • The reason St Clares could not fund its pension is because we were predominantly taking care of the indigent & elderly Schenectady communities at low revenue rates. The State should step

    Teresa
  • I dedicated 31 yrs of my life to St. Clare’s Hospital and now I will not receive a pension. This is inexcusable. Please help our St. Clare’s family.

    Linda
  • We just don’t understand after all that we put into caring for the people we served how this could ever happen. How are those who have worked 20, 30, 40 years going to survive? Is this even lega.

    Deborah and Mike
  • This issue must be resolved. Those who have dedicated their lives of professional service to St. Clares must be given the pension they were promised.

    Debbie
  • It is disheartening that individuals provided years of service and care for many years with expectation of pension that is not being honored.

    Linda
  • I support you!

    Robert
  • The dedication of those who cared must not be forgotten or taken for granted.

    Bernard
  • While I am not as affected as most, I stand in solidarity with these wonderful people. They healed most everyone in Schenectady, directly or indirectly. Now Schenectady needs to heal them.

    Dana
  • I am very shocked that these individuals are loosing the retirement that they earned working to help the sick individual the hospital all those years.

    Mary
  • I support you!

    kim
  • This will be a hardship for many of my St. Clares family and friends. Let’s pray that we with the help of our community will find a resolution to this problem and that promises made can be kept

    Karen
  • This decision to rob people of their pensions is unconscionable. I miss St. Clare’s still. To take this action is tantamount to a life sentence of poverty for so many seniors. Fix this!

    Maryellen
  • I support you!

    Pauline
  • I support you!

    Aimee
  • I support you!

    Colleen
  • I will no longer receive my pension. I made life changing decisions taking into account of the money I would be getting, now I will be cutoff.

    Suzen
  • This goes against all core values of basic humanity and just outrageous

    Karen
  • St Clares was a great hospital with wonderful caring employees. I gave birth to my son there & my husbands uncle worked downstairs in the laundry dept for years. Please do the right thing!

    Janice
  • I support you!

    Donna
  • I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR THIS...I HAVE BEEN GOING TO ST CLARES ALL OF MY LIFE, AND HAVE MANY FRIENDS, THAT ARE NURSES, FROM ST. CLARES, I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING TO THEM WHAT A SHAME

    CATHERINE
  • It's simply not right, and not fair, to these great people who dedicated so much of their lives to giving and helping our community. They deserve better, and something must be done.

    Kristen
  • Many unanswered question??? WHY suddenly out of money, what happened to the 28 million given by the state.The economy has been good... We need facts, where are the numbers to support this!!!

    Martha
  • This is an outrage and criminal.

    Alan
  • I support you!

    Sandra
  • The Catholic Church allows this?.... Beyond disgusting.....

    Yolanda
  • I support you!

    Victoria
  • Shameful!

    Diane
  • What a shame. I worked there many years ago.

    Jane
  • I support you!

    robert
  • It’s only fair and just to restore st clare’s Employees pensions!

    Donna
  • This is sad and absolutely pathetic. Whomever caused this to happen should be fired and everything taken from them so they can feel how others will feel in the near future! How do you sleep at night?

    Anthony
  • What's going on in this World! This needs to stop every where. People work all their lives & you take away their pensions! You all should be ashamed of yourselves. I pray that this get fix!!

    James
  • This is BS and not ok These nurses did their dues taking care of people for years and now the employer wants to screw them over

    Marie
  • The abrupt termination of the St Clare’s pension plan has devastated myself and so many people.I proudly chose St Clare’s 30 years ago believing they would honor their mission of caring.I was wrong!

    Carol
  • Please don't take away what they have all worked so hard for,we are for all the employees one hundred percent.....

    Sandra
  • Isn't there a law to prevent this or is this happening because the Catholic church ran the hospital and the govt can't control what the Church does? Shameful!

    Susan
  • A mistake was made years ago, and needs to be corrected. Please do the right thing, and give these dedicated, hard working, compassionate people the pensions they earned, & deserve. Signed by a former employee.

    Donna
  • It saddens me to see my family go through something so devastating after dedicated work for a catholic hospital for 36 years. None of this is “ok” no matter how you look at it.

    Latisha
  • Absolutely a disgraceful thing to happen to employees that worked their whole life expecting to receive a pension just to have it taken away. It’s pretty sad that the Catholic Church would do this!!!

    Mary
  • State mandated closure +$50M taxpayer$ in 2009 invested in S&P 500 should be ~$300M today. Cuomo cronies likely stole the money leaving decent, honest employees destitute. Shame on NY Democrats.

    Kyle
  • St. Clare's was the heart and soul of the community for the patients AND the employees. It was an HONOR to work there. We are now being dishonored.............

    Mary
  • My sister dedicated her life to St. Clare’s. She worked in the recovery room for years and went out in the middle of the night (on call) for someone who needed ER surgery. Shame on the Diocese.

    Carol
  • They deserve their pensions!

    Kim
  • I support you!

    Kim
  • I support you!

    Rosemarie
  • I'm also retired from st. Clares and have lost my pension.its very upsetting to all involved!

    Sandra
  • I support you!

    Stacy
  • You should be ashamed of yourselves..

    Kenny
  • These people earned this pension through years of dedicated hard work.

    Mary
  • Worked there 25 years and proud to be part of such a caring community.

    Kelvin
  • I support you!

    Lori
  • Its disgusting what is happening to these retirees and those too young to retire. Something needs to be done to help them!!

    Michelle
  • Families w/20-25-30+ yrs of svs will receive 0. For many this was their only employer & depend on this income to make ends meet now only receiving a portion of their benefit; others, nothing! UNJUST!

    Randy
  • A shameful end for the wonderful staff of a hospital which served it's community well for over 60 years

    Barbara
  • How can this be done to so many loyal employees? Not fair at all!

    Lori
  • We invested in this community for years. We deserve better than this!

    Desiree
  • I support you!

    Paula
  • This is a sad day when a Christian employer cannot keep its promise to those who have dedicated their lives to ensuring patient satisfaction and care in the name of Jesus Christ. Please don't do this.

    Joanne
  • this is terrible give back their pensions

    linda
  • I worked for SCH 24 years part-time and will get NOTHING toward retirement. I earned retirement as part of my compensation, yet will be robbed of it because of this mishandling. It's criminal.

    April
  • I support you!

    Cathy
  • We the St. Clare’s Hospital employees served the Schenectady Community with pride and dignity & are disheartened by our pension termination. The financial strain is real. Pray you hear our voices.

    Patty
  • Somehow I believed that 23 years of dedication was worth something...

    Janet
  • I’m single with over 22 years of service to my beloved St. Clares Hospital....I’m numb, scared, and very concerned....there is a saying...see something say something... please, who is willing to help?

    Sheila
  • I was a St. Clare’s employee for 18 years and am not able to collect anything being I’m 58.

    Annemarie
  • I worked for St. Clare's for 24 yrs. My pension will completely stop in Jan '19. This is just not right. How can the board do this and who is on this St. Clare's Corp board? Investigation needed.

    Maureen
  • I support you!

    Sheri
  • I am left speechless by this inhumane act toward the people who have dedicated their lives to serve those in need. They deserve some financial assistance when their careers are finished. Shame on you!

    Susan
  • I support you!

    Dina
  • I worked @SCH for 14 yrs.this is not right My pension is very small & soon will even smaller.You have people who worked half their lives and will get nothing.Really sad Our Golden Years tarnished.

    Patty
  • Our son was treated a dozen times at St. Clare’s by their dedicated staff. These workers deserve only the best!

    Janet
  • I support you!

    Laura
  • Governor CUOMO needs to step in and do the right thing for these loyal former employees.

    Patricia
  • I’m one of over 1,000 pensioners that after years of hard work, working overtime, holidays, leaving my sick children to take care of the ill etc... because I believed and loved what I did...

    Kathleen
  • This is inexcusable. Help the hard working employeees retain their financial security and hold the appropriate organizations accountable for the financial backing of pension commitments they made.

    Connie
  • I support you!

    Jan
  • Make it right for those dedicated workers

    Robin
  • This is a gross injustice to our St Clare’s employees who gave not only their time to the hospital but truly put their heart and souls into it &should be respectively compensated for their commitment.

    Tamara
  • St.Clares employees deserve their pensions! The dedication and love they gave everyday is worth the fight!

    Elizabeth
  • I support you!

    Gina
  • I support you!

    Jeffrey
  • They signed off on the November 2018 date back in 2011 according to the recently posted PDF. Why was I not notified in January 2011? Instead of annual letters with my montly retirement benefit amount

    Gina
  • Worked st clares since 1985. This is gross mismanagement of funds. This leaves many of us working longer than expected. Why cant officials step in to see what has really happened.

    Juanita
  • I think it is very unfair to take this away from the people who were very dedicated to the cause.You really should be ashamed to even consider doing this to these people. Please reconsider .

    Tim
  • I support you!

    Clare
  • Is there no fidelity for the faithful?

    Jerry
  • I worked at St. Clare's for 23 years. I support and thank the committee for all their efforts.

    Hilary
  • Genrous,talented, beyond dedicated employees who pledged their career and lives to patients and to serving the community have been financially violated . This warrants an investigation !

    MaryPat
  • I worked at St Clare’s Hospital for just under 25 years and I will not receive any pension. Just not fair!

    Cathy-Jo
  • Everyone should try to imagine that at this stage of our lives, after years of hard work and dedication, we come up empty thru no fault of our own. All taken away

    Linda
  • We need the community support NOW in the same true spirit that we St Clare's staff worked to support this community.

    Anne
  • I’m not even in health care but this is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of! I cannot imagine such a thing! A huge promise taken back. Shame shame shame on you.

    Kristen
  • These former employees gave years of dedicated service; they deserve their pension.

    Jennifer
  • It's a travesty. Although I will get some pension, it's about 1/2 of what I planned on. Even worse; 600 plus of our dedicated co-workers, get nothing. NOTHING! We had counted on that, now it's going.

    Peter
  • We worked endless hours to care for the many unfortunate people of our community. Who will care for us? Where did all the money that was put aside for our retirement go?

    Judith
  • I support you!

    Frank
  • I wasn't there as many years as others, but did expect St. Clare's to stick to their promises.

    Kim
  • I support you!

    Sheila
  • I gave over 50 years of my life to St Clare’s starting as a teenager an moving up the ranks more then anything I loved caring for my patients I loved my peers equally I would do it again I am so sad 😞

    Marty
  • Worked there 2 years. This is 100% wrong. Where are the great politicians (Tedisco, et. al.) on this? My advice: if you work for a religious affiliated hospital, roll over to an IRA ASAP.

    JAMES
  • Do the right thing

    Edwin
  • Please pay these workers the pension they were promised for decades. Many people will rely on this income to support them in retirement after so many years of service.

    Lisa
  • The sudden 3 mo notice to end my pension is unjust! Many of us were shocked about the notice in 2017 that the fund would run out between 2024-2028 but tried to plan and adjust. But this latest move was unconciionable.

    Sue
  • I was at SCH 28yrs, Ellis 10 yrs. We worked hard, we took excellent care of our pts. We were promised a pension- that promise was broken. So many of us will now have to alter our life plans.So unjust.

    Sheila
  • I support you!

    Altrock
  • Please make this right for all the dedicated employees who cared for us all.

    Colleen
  • I was an employee for 17 years. Hard to believe that I will receive $0

    Susan
  • Do the right thing. Very unfair to all the employee’s who gave their all to your organization over many their many years of service.

    Laura
  • Indescribable - immoral - and heartfelt shame 🙁

    Pamela
  • This is so very wrong.

    Maria
  • Taking away pension in anyway is wrong. It’s the employees that make any business work. Promises were made to these people when they were hired and those promises should be kept.

    Tom
  • Not fair these retirees dedicated their time thinking they were receiving this benefit. And now your stripping them. Just not fair.

    Sandra
  • Truly stunning how the Catholic dioceses has left 1129 people out in the cold.

    June
  • These people worked faithfully for many many years, to help this community in the best of times and in the worst of times. They deserve their pension which they paid into in good faith!!

    Catherine
  • This is terrible to do to these people who worked hard, came to work every day and gave excellent care to the patients. You should be ashamed to let this happen.

    Kimberly
  • This is wrong in so many ways. Find a way to fix it,they deserve it for all the care they gave to the much loved community Ernie

    Ernest
  • I am a former laboratory employee. I worked there for 18 years and then moved out of the area. I just can't believe what is happening here. I will get nothing starting February 2019.

    Susan
  • These are people who saved lives, healed the sick and injured and provided comfort to the dying. Something must be done now to help them.

    Ceil
  • I support the employees of St. Clare's. I wish you all the very best and will keep you all in my prayers.

    Judy
  • Hoping that someone steps up and does the right thing for these innocent, hardworking and caring people who have been stripped of what is rightfully theirs.

    Bob
  • How can any business, let alone one affiliated with the Albany catholic diocese, turn their back on the employees who sacrificed all those years in the name of patient care and hospital loyality?

    John
  • This is so wrong. Those wonderful care givers from St. Clare's Hospital deserve better than this. I am so upset on their behalf.

    Ann
  • I gave 28 years of my life to a very worthwhile institution yet, because of my age, I won't be receiving one penny of my well-earned pension. This is not acceptable.

    Kathy
  • I am a former employee with 30 years of service. Just retired and will receive no benefit after january. I will lose almost half of my monthly income and be unable to pay all my bills. Thanks.

    Angela
  • I am a former employee of St. Clare’s Hospital. In 2008 I had 31 years of service. My pension will be $0.00 for life unless something is done. Thank you all for your support.

    Jerry
  • I was a nurse at St. Clare’s Hospital for 38 years. I am saddened and worried about so many of my coworkers who will not be able to pay their bills with the loss of their pension. It is wrong. Barbara

    Barbara
  • I support you!

    Lori