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  • We Defeated Cost-shift

    Despite the last minute efforts of the university presidents, we defeated cost-shift. Thank you everyone for your calls, emails.... We did a great thing today to save public higher education!

    We need you to call your state senator again. This time, we are asking them to vote NO! on SB1687. Dial 888-412-6570

    This a to notify everyone that SB1 (Madigan's bill) is coming up for a vote in the Senate this afternoon or tomorrow. PLEASE call your senator as soon as possible to voice your opposition to this bill. You may use the "We Are One" toll free number to reach your senator. The number is 1-888-412-6570. Please call as soon as possible to register your displeasure and disappointment that another attempt is being made to destroy the pensions that we earned - making our contributions month after month, year after year, decade after decade. We never missed a payment and yet our pensions are being decimated. CALL NOW AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND COLLEAGUES TO CALL!!!
  • The Latest News On the WIU Budget

    Western Illinois University administrators unveiled a plan to save $4.5 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013.
  • Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas will host two meetings Tuesday, May 14

    Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas will host two meetings Tuesday, May 14 to discuss budget issues. As a follow-up to the April 17 special budget presentations, the president and the leadership team will present plans to address the shortfall in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.
  • Save Our Pensions

    Despite the potential of SB2404 (the We Are One/Sen. President agreed bill), we are still facing the necessary defeat of SB1. As a reminder, SB1 Amendment 1 passed the House last week and is now scheduled for a vote either today or tomorrow in the Senate.
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