State and University Retirees will continue to receive their monthly pension benefit despite an announcement from Comptroller Leslie Munger that Illinois will begin to skip payments to the pension funds due to the ongoing budget impasse.
In an emphatic and unanimous ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court has declared pension-cutting SB 1 unconstitutional and void. Read the ruling and response from the We Are One Illinois union coalition.
Retirees in the State Universities Retirement System have from April 1 to May 1 to cast their vote for annuitant trustee. AFSCME Retiree Chapter 31 is supporting NEIU retiree Mitch Vogel for re-election.
“Class notices” regarding the refunds for unconstitutional health care premium hikes are now being sent out to all affected state and university retirees. You do not need to reply to the notice in order to receive your refund.
A lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court seeks to overturn legislation to drastically reduce the pension benefits of City of Chicago employees and retirees.
AFSCME endorses candidates in key primary races
Our state has been plunged into a war over the rights and standard of living of working people. AFSCME endorsed candidates Juliana Stratton (D-Chicago) and Sen. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) are true champions for all working families.
AFSCME responds to Gov. Rauner’s State of the State address
“The state employees Governor Rauner is obsessed with attacking keep communities safe, protect kids, care for veterans and more. Like all working people, they deserve affordable health care and wages that sustain a family."
Labor to Rauner: Stop attacking working people, sign a fair budget now
On the eve of the annual State of the State Address, the union coalition Illinois Working Together held a Springfield news conference to urge Governor Rauner to drop his anti-worker agenda and stop holding our state hostage.
Vote by mail in March primary election
Get ready now to vote in the upcoming March 15 Primary Election in Illinois. It’s never been so easy. Voting by mail is an option now available to everyone. Voters can request absentee ballots from their local county clerk or board of elections.
A win for retirement security
The votes are in! Trudy Williams (AFSCME), John Piechocinski (IEA) and Sharon Thompson (AFSCME retiree) won seats on the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Board of Trustees. Results will be certified December 18.
- MORE RETIREE NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
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