• Reminders

    Important Dates:

    HCAFA Executive Committee Meetings, Spring 2020 (All meetings start at 10:30 and finish at noon. Most meetings are at Harper L204.):

    • Fri., March 20, 2020 (March 20th meeting cancelled)
    • Fri., April 17, 2020
    • Fri., May 22, 2020

    Light Meal Served

    For information or to check if the time or location has been changed, call Hasmig or Amy at the IEA office.  (847 359-0300), 553 N. North Ct., Suite 210, Palatine

Legislative Update: Call Your State Legislators Re Pensions

With just days to go before adjournment, major education-related issues remain unresolved at the Statehouse. It’s crucial that the members of the Illinois House of Representatives hear from IEA members immediately.
IEA members are urged to contact their state legislators by calling 888-412-6570. Please deliver these key messages:
•Vote NO on ANY bill that would shift the state’s pension costs to local school districts or taxing districts.
•Illinois already ranks 49th in state support for schools.
•Most Illinois school districts are engaged in deficit spending and cannot take on additional costs.
•Co-sponsor and support Senate Bill 2404. The constitutional pension bill negotiated with the Illinois labor coalition will help stabilize the pension systems, allowing them to continue to pay benefits to TRS and SURS participants for decades to come.
Tell your senator to:
•Oppose SB 1, Speaker Madigan’s unconstitutional pension bill.
•VOTE NO on any bill containing a pension cost shift.
SB 2404 Fact sheet FAQ on SB 2404 SB 1 Fact sheet

Check the IEA website, www.ieanea.org IEA Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the pension fight.

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