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  President: Duane Peiffer (WCT)
  Vice President: Sue Totz (WCT)
  Treasurer: Candace Butler (WCT)
  Secretary: Maria Sandall (WSRP)


Bruce Rauner is Wrong for Illinois

"Billionaire Bruce Rauner is running for Governor to dismantle our unions, plain and simple. Read about his "plan" in his own words."
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Who is the REAL Bruce Rauner? The top 10 things you should know

Take a look at the top 10 things you need to know about the REAL Bruce Rauner before casting your ballot. Spoiler alert: he’s a hypocrite.
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President of State Teachers Union Responds to Rauner Allegation of Bribery

During a media blitz attempting cover up his very clear statement that Illinois should lower the minimum wage, billionaire gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner alleged on WGN-AM radio that unions made up of working class citizens were bribing politicians (who recently slashed their life savings) to somehow curry favor.


Pension Theft

What You Need to Know About Affordable Care Act “Marketplaces”

By October 1, virtually all workers should receive a letter from their employer informing them of the opening of the health insurance marketplaces (formerly called “exchanges”) established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the law and its regulations, employers are required to send this letter – irrespective of any health insurance plans that the employers may have in place.

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(UPDATE) Retiree Health Care Changes Ahead

IFT retirees who receive health care benefits as participants in the Teachers Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP), the College Insurance Program (CIP) and the State Group Health Insurance Program should be aware of some important upcoming changes to available coverage options. The changes will affect retirees who currently receive an annuity from TRS, SURS or SERS and have selected Medicare as their primary coverage.

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