The next meeting of the subchapter will be at 11:00 on May 15 at Ruby Tuesday’s, 5203 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL 60077 (847-967-8292). The guest speaker will be Emily Stuart, Director, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans. Members who are first-time attendees will receive lunch complements of the subchapter. After the meeting there will be a brief introduction to using the internet for anyone who is interested.
The letters below from Henry Bayer and Maria Britton-Sipe contain important information about your retirement benefits. SB1 has passed the House, SB 2404 passed in the state senate on May 9. You can find details on the Illinois General Assembly web sight. AFSCME representatives will work to make sure SB 2404 passes in the state house and is signed by the governor. They will also work to assure that SB 1 is defeated in the senate. Members are urged to tell their state senators to oppose SB 1.
We plan to publish announcements like these on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Members are also encouraged to check our website for additional information: https://afscmeretirees161.wordpress.com. The website (Contacts page) contains links and phone numbers for contacting AFSCME and your legislators. We will soon initiate a forum page on the website that will allow members to further educate our members and to express their opinions on relevant topics.