Illinois state legislature to vote soon on pension reform-take action now!!

Apparently the Illinois state legislature is determined to “solve” the pensions problem during this session. Yet none of the options they are considering offers a real solution. All of them simply shift more burden onto state employees without dealing with the crux of the issue-the need to increase revenue through a graduated income tax. Read the story here:

http://www.ift-aft.org/news/dailynews/12-04-20/Labor_Coalition_Blasts_Pension_Proposal.aspx

See a discussion of Quinn’s proposal with a union coalition representative and Tyrone Fahner (Civic Committee) @WTTW April 26: http://t.co/aQCxg0q0 #twill

Note that Governor Quinn’s proposal is not yet in the form of a bill.

Read the text of one of the piecemeal bills, this one to limit pension payments to employed retirees :http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/HB/PDF/09700HB4996lv.pdf

Read the text of the IGPA’s alternative proposal: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/system/files/SURS-Paper.pdf

Follow up with your legislators through email:

IFT Action Center: http://www.ift-aft.org/iftactioncenter.aspx

Sen. Michael Frerichs:  http://www.mikefrerichs.com/index.php/contact-us
Rep Naomi Jakobsson: http://housedem.state.il.us/members/jakobssonn/

Rep: Chapin Rose: http://www.rose.ilhousegop.org/?page_id=5  (217) 558-1006