• Reminders

    HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings continue to be held online via Zoom.  All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions.

    All meeting times are from 9:30 am until ~11 am.  Meeting dates for the remainder of the year – subject to change – are as follows:

    • October 9
    • November 13
    • December 11

    For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com

    Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA’s central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

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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