Sunday, May 20, 2012

Urgent: Contact Your Legislator NOW!

UIC UNITED's Board of Directors recommends that you send the following message immediately to your state legislators, either by email or telephone:

Rumors abound that a bill dealing with pension reform is likely to be introduced and voted upon soon.  The last pension bill, SB1946 in 2010, established the two-tier system for state employees hired on or after Jan. 1, 2011, and was fraught with unintended consequences, many of which will negatively impact higher education for decades to come.  It was a bad bill, done in a hurried and secretive way.  With the proper input and discussion, it could have been better.

At this point, I urge you and your colleagues to Vote NO on any pension bill that comes forward in the remaining days of this month which is not given sufficient hearing time and discussion in the General Assembly as well as appropriate input from constituents.  There should be careful consideration given to the positions of employee groups represented by bargaining agents as well as retiree groups such as SUAA.

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