A longtime senior citizen advocate and Republican voter says Bruce Rauner’s ties to neglect and abuse at nursing homes owned by his firm show why he’s the wrong choice in the race for governor.
Health care premiums for State of Illinois and state university retirees will return to previous levels thanks to a preliminary injunction halting the implementation of a law that allowed the state to increase premiums unilaterally.
In light of the Supreme Court’s affirmation that retiree health benefits are protected by the state constitution, union attorneys are now seeking to have the law allowing for steep premium increases struck down immediately.
The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a forceful decision overturning a lower court’s dismissal of an AFSCME-backed lawsuit challenging cuts to retiree health care benefits. The court found that these benefits are protected by the state constitution.
A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge granted the request of the We Are One Illinois union coalition to delay implementation of the law that would cut pensions for active and retired SERS, SURS and TRS enrollees.
Status hearing keeps pension lawsuit moving forward
A circuit court judge scheduled for Nov. 20 oral arguments on whether the law cutting pensions for state and state university employees is unconstitutional due to the state constitution’s Pension Protection Clause.
The Real Rauner: Privatization and Outsourcing Jobs
Bruce Rauner says as governor, "he would outsource state services," following Indiana's Mitch Daniels, who privatized prisons, human services and roads. Rauner's firm profited by shipping jobs overseas as well as private probation, school buses and more.
Rauner’s “role model” falls short
Bruce Rauner sees Indiana’s anti-union, pro-privatization experiment as a model for how he’d run Illinois. But the latest news from the Hoosier State shows the results: weakened retirement security and bankruptcies.
AFSCME sets course for November election
Local union leaders from across the state met at the Council 31 PEOPLE Conference to make candidate recommendations and reaffirm the union’s commitment to defeating Bruce Rauner. To that end, delegates voted to support Pat Quinn in the race for governor.
VIDEO: A warning from Wisconsin
Billionaire CEO Bruce Rauner wants to follow Wisconsin, where public-service workers lost their rights at work and thousands of dollars from their paychecks to Gov. Scott Walker. Hear from Wisconsin AFSCME members why Rauner must be stopped.
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