We, the presidents of IEA and IRTA, respectively wish to express our commitment to successfully defending our organizations’ members against the unfair and unconstitutional Senate Bill 1.
Our two organizations have different constituencies, therefore it’s understandable and normal that we have had (and will continue to have) some differences of opinion.
But we are united in our fight to protect our members from unlawful pension attacks and the protection of our pensions is of the utmost concern.
We call upon all of our members to support our ongoing efforts as we pursue court cases.
IRTA has already filed and IEA (as part of the We Are One Illinois coalition) will be filing soon. Our respective members should be aware that our attorneys have been in discussion from the outset and will continue to communicate.
Now, more than ever, is the time to be united.
Cinda Klickna, IEA President Bob Pinkerton, IRTA President