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What Have We Lost Locally? 14 Employee’s to layoffs this fiscal budget, with more potentially. No wage increase this fiscal year. 10% increase in insurance.

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2 What Have We Lost Locally? 14 Employee’s to layoffs this fiscal budget, with more potentially. No wage increase this fiscal year. 10% increase in insurance contribution. 4 unpaid day’s.

3 What Can We Lose? AFSCME Local 1891 average yearly salary $50,585. Defined Benefit Pension IMRF Senate Bill 1946 has cut benefits for new hires. While Evanston City Council contemplates what they can do. JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!!!!

4 High Stakes, Tough Choices

5 Election 2010 takes Place in Perilous Times

6 Unprecedented Budget Crisis for Public Services

7 Intensified attacks on public service workers

8 Next Governor will have to deal seriously with shortfall Smoke and mirrors can’t cut it any more Whoever is elected will make decisions we don’t like

9 How do we position ourselves to best defend our interests?

10 Pat Quinn (D) Bill Brady (R) Rich Whitney (G)

11 Quinn v. Brady: Wages and Benefits BradyQuinn *Does not believe pension cuts for current employees are unconstitutional. *Wants to eliminate state pensions; switch to 401(k). *Wants no employer matching contributions to retirement plan. *Says state employees are overpaid 10-30%. *Voted for two tier pensions (SB1946). Sources: Chicagobusinesss.com 6/29/10, ilga.gov *Opposes pension cuts for current employees as unconstitutional. *Supported two tier pensions (SB 1946). *Supports continuation of current defined benefit pension plan.

12 Quinn v. Brady: Revenue and the Budget BradyQuinn *Vows to veto any tax increase. *Wants to cut 10% from state agencies, education, and other programs. *Wants to cut taxes by $1 billion. *Supports income tax increase to address budget shortfall Sources: ilga.gov, BradyforIllinois.com

13 Quinn v. Brady: Layoffs and Privatization BradyQuinn *Voted to repeal ban on private prisons (HB 2656 Amendment 4, ) *Voted to close Sheridan CC, Zeller MHC, and IYC Valley View. (SB 2393, 2002) *Has opposed placing any limits on privatization (HB 735, 1997; HB 1959, 1999; HB 2382, 2002; HB 1347, 2007) *Opposes state hiring during recession (Bradyforillinois.com) *Entered into ‘no layoff’ agreement *Has brought sub- contracted work in-house *Closed Howe DC and Thomson CC

14 Quinn v. Brady: Worker Rights BradyQuinn * Opposed ban on hiring replacement workers during strike. HB 2802 (1993) * Opposed unemployment benefits for locked out workers. SB 1350 (2009) * Opposed protecting privacy of public employee evaluations. HB 5154 (2010) * Pressured employer to settle Heartland strike. * Supported Gateway strikers. * Entered into agreement to restrict mandatory overtime. * Vetoed bill protecting privacy of public employee evaluations. HB 5154 (2010)

15 Rich Whitney: Right on the issues, but is he a viable candidate?

16 Governor Quinn Our best chance at saving our jobs, saving our pensions, saving our state.


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