Urgent Call to Action!
The House could take up pension-destroying legislation as soon as Sunday, Jan. 6. Call 888-412-6570 and tell lawmakers to oppose unfair, unconstitutional cuts to retirement security!
Rally, lobby and call to protect pensions!
The We Are One Illinois coalition of unions representing public employees and retirees is holding Pension Preservation Lobby Days at the State Capitol in Springfield this week, Jan. 3-4.
Coalition Releases Studies on Pension Cuts, Recommendations for a Way Forward; Calls for Summit
A new study details the coalition's framework recommendations to address Illinois' fiscal dilemma, while a separate study shows just how harmful Governor Quinn's pension cuts would be. The group is calling for a summit with lawmakers.
Coalition Notes Problems with HB 6258, but Stands Ready to Work Toward Solution
The coalition provides comments on the latest pension proposal from the legislature (HB 6258).
Save the Dates: January 3 and 4 at the State Capitol in Springfield
The We Are One Illinois Coalition is mobilizing its members and supporters for days of action during lame duck session.
Quinn Should Drop Unfair, Unconstitutional Pension Cuts and Work Together
In a new statement, the We Are One Illinois coalition said, "No one doubts the need for pension reform. The question is whether it will be real reform that is fair to workers and upholds our state's constitution while fixing the real problem."
Governor should apologize for "insensitive, offensive" remarks on slavery
The We Are One Illinois coalition called on Governor Quinn to apologize for comparing his efforts to enact unfair, unconstitutional pension cuts to the American moral struggle to abolish slavery.
Coalition thanks voters for amendment’s defeat, urges vigilance in January
The We Are One Illinois coalition thanks voters for hearing its call to defeat another sham proposal for pension reform and asks for vigilance in January.
Vote NO on the pension amendment to the Constitution!
Why our coalition, good-government groups and newspapers across Illinois are urging everyone to Vote NO.
Rally at Capitol, call 888-412-6570 to protect pensions
Retired public employees will lead a rally at the Capitol today, Aug. 17, to coincide with a legislative special session on pensions. Join them in the Rotunda at noon or call your legislators at 888-412-6570 to oppose pension-cutting bills.
Pension-cutting bill could resurface Aug. 17
Speaker Madigan has said he may call the pension-slashing House Bill 1447 when the legislature returns for a one-day session on August 17. This unfair, unconstitutional bill would gut the COLA that helps retired public employees keep up with rising costs.
We Are One Illinois repeats call for fair solution on pension funding
Statement of Illinois AFL-CIO president Michael T. Carrigan on behalf of We Are One Illinois, issued at the conclusion of the spring legislative session.
Pension-slashing bills loom. Calls needed now!
Bills to slash public-employee pensions -- including Senate Bill 1673 -- are up for crucial votes today. Call lawmakers NOW! Dial 888-412-6570.
Union coalition launches campaign for fair solution on pensions
Frustrated with politicians trying to force public employees alone to bear the burden of solving the state’s pension funding crisis, the union coalition We Are One Illinois has launched a new campaign to call for a fair solution supported by all parties.
We Are One Illinois statement on Quinn news conference
Responding to Gov. Pat Quinn's news conference on pensions held Friday, April 20, Illinois AFL-CIO president Michael Carrigan issued a statement for the We Are One Illinois coalition of unions that represent public employees.
"Un-Welcome Walker" to Springfield, Tuesday, April 17
We Are One Illinois and other labor and community groups will rally against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's extreme agenda and failed record in Springfield on Tuesday, April 17. Walker's coming to speak to a group of corporate lobbyists and CEOs.
We Are One Illinois statement on Governor's pension working group
Amid media speculation about the so-called "pension working group" appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois AFL-CIO president Michael Carrigan issued a statement on behalf of the We Are One Illinois coalition.
Tell the Chamber: Scott Walker isn't welcome in Illinois
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce invited union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to speak in Springfield on April 17. Click here to send a message to the Chamber and tell them to cancel Walker's speaking invitation.
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Video: Thousands Attend We Are One IL Rally to “Defend the Middle Class”
Thank you to all the hard-working men and women who joined We Are One Illinois in Springfield to rally for retirement security.