The heat is on. Note corrected date! « Fred Klonsky

9 May

It is getting harder and harder for Illinois legislators to hide.

And pressure from active and retired teachers is not just coming in the form of traditional IEA lobbying.

For example, Naperville, next Thursday, May 17th (corrected) from 4 to 6 PM.

Folks will gather at the Free Speech Pavillion at the corner of Webster and Jackson and march to Darlene Senger’s office a block away. Senger is a State Representative and sits on the Governor’s Pension Panel.

Senger is one of those who put her name on the proposal that raises teacher pension contributions to over 290% more than those in the private sector pay into Social Security. Teachers, of course, are not in the Social Security system. TRS is our only secure retirement income.

She also signed her name to raising the retirement age to 67 and cutting or eliminating COLA increases.

As one retiree told me,

“Is Senger the one who is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Civic Committee? Is she the one who is on Governor’s Gang of Four Committee? Is she the one the sells 401b’s for a living? I’m coming to this event! Do we make our own Signs?? “

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