Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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.
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!!!!
High Stakes, Tough Choices
Election 2010 takes Place in Perilous Times
Unprecedented Budget Crisis for Public Services
Intensified attacks on public service workers
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
How do we position ourselves to best defend our interests?
Pat Quinn (D) Bill Brady (R) Rich Whitney (G)
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.
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
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
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)
Rich Whitney: Right on the issues, but is he a viable candidate?
Governor Quinn Our best chance at saving our jobs, saving our pensions, saving our state.