Supreme Court rules pension cuts are unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules pension cuts are unconstitutional

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.

University retirees: Make your voice heard in SURS election!

University retirees: Make your voice heard in SURS election!

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.

Important info for state and university retirees about opt-out mailings

Important info for state and university retirees about opt-out mailings

“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.

AFSCME, other unions sue to overturn Chicago pension cuts

AFSCME, other unions sue to overturn Chicago pension cuts

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.

Pension-cutting law ruled unconstitutional by Circuit Court judge

Pension-cutting law ruled unconstitutional by Circuit Court judge

In a victory for public employees and retirees, a Circuit Court judge in Springfield ruled that the law cutting SERS and SURS pensions is unconstitutional. The case is expected to head to the Illinois Supreme Court.

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