Illinois AFL-CIO Early Voting starts Monday, Oct. 22 and ends Saturday, Nov. 3.

Illinois AFL-CIO

Early Voting starts Monday, Oct. 22 and ends Saturday, Nov. 3.

Click here for early voting locations.

Vote “No” on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment.

The question on the ballot will ask voters if the Constitution should be changed to require a three-fifths majority vote to increase a pension benefit in a public pension or retirement system. On October 3rd, delegates at the 40th Illinois AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention unanimously adopted a resolution opposing this proposed amendment. Click here to download the Vote NO flyer on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment.

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I’m a Federal Retiree, and I’m not a Moocher!

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 AFGE Action Network

Dear John,

Peter Gillard has worked as a federal employee for 35 years. He took pride in his job, and worked hard for his paycheck and pension. Now he’s retired and mad as hell. He finds it insulting that Romney think’s he’s dependent and irresponsible. In Peter’s words, “I’ve worked hard for what I have, and I’m not a moocher.” That’s why he made this video. Watch it below.

Share the video and show it to your friends. Your job and pension are at stake in this election. We can’t afford to have Romney in the White House. Claim your stake and vote this November.

In Solidarity,
Peter Gillard
Federal Retiree and AFGE member

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Where Did All Our Pensions Go?


10/07/2012; Jackie Tortora

The Betrayal of the American Dream

A total of 84,350 pension plans have vanished since 1985. This figure shocked Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Donald L. Barlett and James W. Steele, who just released their latest book, “The Betrayal of the American Dream.” Their chapter on retirement chronicles the heist of the American dream’s secure retirement by the financial elite and is a very important section of the book, says Steele, who spoke with the AFL-CIO about the retirement crisis. Steele says there is another number we should pay attention to: $17,686. That’s the median value of 401(k) accounts in 2011. For most working people, the amount in their 401(k) account would pay them less than $80 a month for life.

“What’s happening with retirement is almost parallel to what you see happening in other parts of the economy,” says Steele. Continue reading “Where Did All Our Pensions Go?”

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