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09 Tuesday Sep 2014
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30 Wednesday Jul 2014
Did you know… that the Visiting AP contract with the university requires monthly Labor Management Meetings with Academic Human Resources? If you have questions about your working conditions or need clarification on any policy regarding your workplace then let us know. Reply to this email with any questions or concerns that you’d like us to bring to the meeting and we’ll report back! Your identity will remain anonymous.
The IEA IPACE committee will be holding an interview and recommendation meeting for Illinois House Districts 103 and 104. All IEA members who contribute to political action are invited to attend and join the discussion. Local association presidents have the important responsibility of casting votes, on behalf of their local, for the candidate they believe should be recommended by IEA-IPACE. By all members can attend and participate. House District 103 is a contested race between newcomers, Democrat Carol Ammons and Republican Kristin Williamson. Rep. Chad Hays is an incumbent member of the Illinois House District 104 and has been recommended by the IEA in the past.
As public employees we know how important the decisions made in Springfield are to our livelihood, working conditions and our economy. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Chad Jordon by July 31, 2014. You will need to give him your name and tell him that you are a member of the Association of Academic Professionals. (800-252-8076, ext. 2242 or email@example.com.) If you have other questions you can contact the Champaign IEA Office at 217/384-2906.
The IPACE Committee (Illinois Political Action Committee on Education) will conduct a candidate recommendation meeting for House Districts 103 & 104 on:
DATE: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
TIME: 10:00 a.m. “Working” Breakfast
PLACE: IEA Regional Office
2110 Clearlake Blvd., Ste. 103
Champaign, IL 61822
Please RSVP by Thursday July 31, 2014, to Chad Jordon at 800-252-8076, ext. 2242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEA has extended the deadline to submit requests for funding to attend the October IEA Higher Education Conference. The new deadline for requests to be received is August 15.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Suites in Elk Grove Village on October 10-11. The conference agenda includes Friday evening entertainment and a reception with roundtable discussions and opportunities for networking, Saturday sessions on a variety of topics of interest to higher education members, good food and a drawing for fantastic door prizes at the end of the conference! You won’t want to miss it!
Complete and submit the request form found here and e-mail it to email@example.com. You will be notified by the end of August if you are approved for funding
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09 Monday Dec 2013
As you know, Governor Quinn signed the pension legislation that was passed by the Illinois Legislature on Tuesday. While we are grateful that our local representatives voted against this legislation, and they should be recognized for their stand, the nexus of conservatism and other politics let the bill squeak through.
There are many questions regarding the impact of the legislation on individuals. Here is summary of the legislation as provided by the SURS:
In general you will have to work longer and receive less retirement than was previously the case. A central item in the new law is a significant reduction in the COLA for retirees which will result in hundreds of thousands of dollars less in retirement for some of you. A broader consideration is that the changes may make it harder for the U of I to attract and retain the highest quality staff and faculty. We will pass on further information regarding the impact as it becomes available.
The AAP views this legislation as regressive and unconstitutional. The legislation will be challenged in court by the “We Are One” coalition of which the Illinois Education Association is a member, and it remains to be seen if there will be injunctive relief during the challenge.
18 Wednesday Sep 2013
The “A Better Illinois” campaign is a coalition effort in which the AAP-IEA is participating. Adequate funding for public education and public pensions, is a problem you know all too well. Higher Education has been hit the hardest by far over the past several years. A serious fix is required to meet the challenge. The campaign goal is to get a referendum on the ballot in 2014 to effect real and lasting change to fund our state. Here are points for you to consider around “A Better Illinois”:
Support the push to reform Illinois’ income tax structure. As public employees and especially as Higher Education employees, more than anyone you realize our state needs more revenue. Please sign the petition via the link below and list the IEA as your affiliation. Enlist your friends and family to do the same.
By now you should have already heard of the University’s intention to move ahead with a policy to make the UIUC a 100%, absolutely-no-exceptions smoke free campus.
This new policy would extend to all campus-owned property starting January 1, 2014:
While there are many compelling points presented in support of such action, it is appropriate to consider the University’s position with respect to a change in working conditions. If you have questions or concerns regarding this new policy and how it will affect your working conditions, the AAP would like to hear from you.
For more information regarding this new policy: