Pass Build Back Better for Seniors!

TAKE ACTION: Call (202) 224-3121 & encourage your Senators to keep pushing to pass the Build Back Better Act!

Watch: 2021 Senior Power Celebration

Speakers include Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, President Tim Drea of the IL AFL-CIO, Director Ron McInroy of UAW Region 4, Secretary-Treasurer Don Villar of Chicago Federation of Labor, Co-Director William Mcnary of Citizen Action Illinois, Executive Director Rich Fiesta of Alliance for Retired Americans, and 2021 Jerry Prete Award recipient Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Emanuel "Chris" Welch.
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Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansTuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 1:18am
Pledge to vote "YES" to defend democracy and workers' rights. Click the link to pledge to vote "YES" on the Illinois Workers' Rights Amendment on November 8th!

The WRA would permanently ban the passage of any so-called “right-to-work” laws in our state, which are designed to reduce worker rights and benefit big corporations. If passed by voters, the WRA would prevent Illinois from passing any state law or local ordinance “that interferes with, negates, or diminishes the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and workplace safety.”

Workers’ Rights Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 11 - would amend the Illinois Constitution to guarantee the fundamental rights of workers to unionize and collectively bargain. Put simply, the WRA would increase worker power and protect democracy.
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansMonday, January 17th, 2022 at 6:24pm
Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We honor his great legacy with our work to build a stronger union and a better nation for all.
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansFriday, January 14th, 2022 at 5:42pm
AFSCME Local 1110 members at Illinois State University are fired up! They’re back at the bargaining table in the new year and standing together to demand that management do the right thing and pay fair wages to the workers who make the campus work.
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansThursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:11pm
Our democracy is under attack. To protect it, we must sideline the filibuster and protect our right to vote. Take Action:

Sideline the Filibuster
An outdated procedure in the Senate is stopping us from passing laws. We want to help people, but the filibuster makes that nearly impossible.

And we need to make sure the lawmakers we elect can pass the laws people want. That starts with sidelining the filibuster and passing voting rights legislation.

The Senate already has two voting rights bills: the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. They haven’t passed yet because of the filibuster.
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansWednesday, January 12th, 2022 at 6:49pm
History in the making! Ballots counted today show a STRONG majority of employees at the Art Institute of Chicago voted to form their union, Art Institute of Chicago Workers United—joining the ranks of AFSCME Council 31! Ballots will be counted tomorrow for employees at the affiliated School of the Art Institute of Chicago. #AICWU WE STAND WITH YOU!
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Illinois Alliance for Retired AmericansWednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 8:47pm
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), the Ranking Member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security, introduced the ‘Social Security 2100 Act’, HR 1902.
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