Voters will be asked whether the Illinois Constitution “should be amended to require a 3/5ths majority vote to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system.”
This amendment might sound good to those who want to cut your pensions, but it won’t do anything to solve the pension underfunding problem and it will make fixing bad pension policy more difficult.
Use the VOTE NO graphic to tell IEA members, along with their friends and family, to VOTE NO on the amendment!
The graphic is downloadable and may be used on stickers, in e-correspondence or printed documents. Use it as your signature line. Use it as your profile picture on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites. Put it in letterhead. Right click on the graphic and select “Save as” to place in a document or on your computer desktop. If you would like a larger image, click on the graphic.
For more information on HJRCA 49, visit the IEA website.
Each field office has received a limited supply of stickers with the VOTE NO message. Contact your regional office to get the VOTE NO message out!
North Shore teachers settle their strike
IEA members with the North Shore Education Association were on strike for one day, Tuesday, before reaching a tentative agreement early Wednesday morning. Teachers returned to the classroom Wednesday.
Congratulations also go to the Prairie Grove Teachers Association as they reached a tentative agreement Oct. 12 and returned to the classroom Oct. 15.
Free app gives you discounts!
Members can now enjoy a deal-finding app that delivers big discounts from the brands you know… at local businesses. Whether you’re close to home or on the road, simply show the coupon from your mobile device to save up to 50 percent on dining, shopping and more. You’ll find tons of savings in every big city and in most smaller towns.
- Search for “My Deals” in the iTunes App Store or via GooglePlay, or click here for iTunes, or here for GooglePlay.
- Download the “My Deals” app.
- Enter your registration code, which is 9329 plus your IEA 10-digit member ID number.
ISBE needs your help
The Illinois State Board of Education has posted three surveys in an attempt to gather information from the field about the effectiveness of the following reforms:
Please take the time to complete the surveys and have your voice heard at the state level!
Click & Save offers 16 categories in which to save
“I stock up on non-iron shirts for work twice a year. The Brooks Brothers discount is really good” ~ Victor S.
Member exclusive event: 30 percent off Brooks Brothers in-store and online on Thu., Oct. 18. Stock up on wardrobe essentials and new arrivals. Enroll now to be eligible for this special event.
The Click & Save team has negotiated member savings at 232 apparel stores and IEA members can take advantage of savings in 16 different categories.
Christine G. wins the $25 gift card!
Congratulations to Christine G., McHenry County College Faculty Association, our latest winner of a $25 Panera gift card.
You know what to do! Send an email to IEA Listens with Starbucks in the subject line and you could win a $25 Starbucks gift card.
Keep reading the insider! More deals, discounts and tickets to come!
Free classroom-ready digital resources
The Illinois Public Broadcasters are hosting a free learning media webinar for teachers from 4-5 p.m., Nov. 8. More than 2,000 teachers of all grade levels and subject areas already use this free multimedia service for teaching and learning with SMART Boards and other technology.
The webinar is free, but you must go here to register in advance.
An attorney is standing by …
Legal firms have been selected to help you with your personal legal needs. The Attorney Referral Program provides assistance to members when dealing with: Wills and estates, real estate, consumer protection, domestic relations and traffic violations. The participating firms have been selected to help you with your legal needs at a reduced legal fee.