State Supreme Court says retiree health benefits are protected by constitution

State Supreme Court says retiree health benefits are protected by constitution

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.

Judge grants union coalition’s motion for stay of pension law

Judge grants union coalition’s motion for stay of pension law

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.

 Union coalition seeks to halt pension theft law

Union coalition seeks to halt pension theft law

The We Are One Illinois union coalition has asked the Sangamon County Circuit Court to delay the implementation of SB 1, which makes sweeping changes to the pension benefits of SERS, SUR and TRS participants.

Urge Gov. Quinn to veto Chicago pension bill

Urge Gov. Quinn to veto Chicago pension bill

State legislators have passed legislation that will slash the modest pension benefits of City of Chicago employees and retirees by as much as 30 percent. Call Gov. Quinn NOW and tell him to veto SB 1922!

The Top 10 facts about the REAL Bruce Rauner

The Top 10 facts about the REAL Bruce Rauner

Billionaire CEO and Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner's ads spin his public image, but the facts show Rauner is a dangerous insider who'll stop at nothing to attack workers and gain power for himself.

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