Wednesday, April 21, 2010>
March and Rally at the State Capitol
We’re heading to
Join thousands of other AFSCME members, as well as teachers, college students, child care providers, clergy, disability advocates, and many more from across the state, in a massive demonstration of force and determination at the state Capitol.
Our state is falling apart, with local governments on the ropes, nonprofit agencies barely staying afloat, education—from K through college—being slashed, and pensions and retiree health benefits under attack. That’s why we’re opening up the biggest front yet in the all-out war to fix
With a $13 billion deficit, the state can’t even pay its bills — and that includes hundreds of millions of dollars already owed to state universities. As a result state universities are struggling just to meet payroll — while demanding concessions from employees and threatening tuition hikes for students. Now Gov. Quinn is proposing to CUT some $200 million from state university budgets. HB 174 will not only prevent that cut, it will provide MORE state funding to universities — and ensure that the state can pay what it owes on time.
The people of
Every AFSCME member has a stake in this fight. So plan to come to
on the side!
Who we are...
AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, is the largest union for workers in the public service with 1.4 million members nationwide. AFSCME organizes for social and economic justice in the workplace and through political action and legislative advocacy. AFSCME represents a diverse group of service and health care workers in the public and private sectors including nurses, EMTs, bus drivers, child care providers, custodians and librarians.