Contract changes cause outrage for Village of Johnson City retirees

By Brandi Bailey

May 30, 2014 Updated May 30, 2014 at 7:17 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Retirees in the Village of Johnson City say they're being treated unfairly after the village attempts to change their contracts.

The potential change could cause retirees to pay double normal costs and five times more for prescriptions according to retired members.

Retirees say their contracts specifically state that they would keep the same insurance plan that was available to them while they were employed.

The possible change would specifically hurt retirees 65 and older.

The Village of Johnson City says it will hold its comments until after a meeting they've scheduled for Friday, June 6 at 6 p.m..

The purpose of the meeting will be to clarify village plans.

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