Category: Retirees

Aug 21, 2017
Union members block anti-worker legislation

More than 300,000 Missourians signed petitions demanding a public vote to repeal a new state right-to-work-for-less law, effectively blocking its implementation.

Jul 07, 2017
Illinois General Assembly overrides Rauner, passes balanced budget

After two years in which Rauner held the budget hostage to his own political agenda, the governor’s budget blockade is finally over.

Jun 29, 2017
Rauner tries end run on health care

Special Session is not exempt from Gov. Rauner’s schemes, including his demand for massive cuts to the state group health insurance program.

Jun 29, 2017
Rauner’s privatization scheme goes bad

Gov. Rauner rushed to privatize state employee benefits administration, outsourcing the work from Springfield to Georgia—part of a $94 million contract with a foreign corporation.

Jun 01, 2017
Fight for fair wages continues, $15 minimum wage bill heads to governor’s desk

General Assembly heads into overtime without final action on bill to raise wages for disability services workers, but bill raising state minimum wage to $15 an hour did pass.

Jun 01, 2017
Rauner calls Special Session, still blocking budget

Rauner still holding Illinois hostage to his anti-worker demands, inflicting untold damage on the state.

May 25, 2017
Bill setting privatization safeguards goes to Rauner’s desk

Legislation aiming to curb reckless privatization and ensure accountability to taxpayers passed out of the Illinois General Assembly with a Senate vote on May 25. The measure had already passed the House.

Apr 11, 2017
Chicago aldermen urge Gov. Rauner to negotiate with state workers

The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution on March 29, calling on Rauner to return to the bargaining table with state workers and their unions.

Apr 03, 2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch puts profits over people

Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will tilt court toward corporations and against working people.

Nov 22, 2016
Chicago retirees must enroll in other insurance to ensure continued health coverage in 2017

At the end of this year, the City of Chicago intends to terminate its retiree health care coverage. Find out what to do next.