SB1313 Passes House and Senate, Local 700 Stays Vehemently Opposed
Along with many other labor unions, Local 700 has been vehemently opposed to SB 1313, which
rapidly passed both the House and Senate the week of May 7. The bill now goes to Gov. Quinn.
The bill applies to all active retirees and will allow Central Management Services to negotiate
premium rates annually. Legislators advocated the bill as a way to save on costs of subsidizing health insurance for retirees. Currently, many retirees in the state systems pay nothing.
The legislation will also give CMS the authority to consider certain factors in determining rates,
including Medicare status, income and length of service.
"Despite the fact that this bill passed the House and Senate, Teamsters Local 700 will continue to
oppose SB1313," said Becky Strzechowski, Local 700 Secretary-Treasurer.
Becky Strzechowski, President Barbara Cornett, Secretary-Treasurer Michael G. Melone, Recording Secretary Vincent F. Tenuto Jr., Vice President Billie J. Ammons, Trustee Hector Hernandez, Trustee Gerald N. Sims Jr., Trustee
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Monday, May 20
Teamsters Joint Council 25 Womens Committee Membership Meeting
Teamsters Local 777
7827 Ogden Ave., Lyons, IL
Friday, May 31
Chicago Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Presents Live Boxing By Ortiz Boxing Club
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
Teamsters City Auditorium, 328 S. Marshfield Ave., Chicago
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Saturday, June 8
TNBC Family Outing/Picnic
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bremens Grove in Tinley Park
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (773) 982-TNBC (8622).
Children under 12 are free. DOWNLOAD FLIER
Saturday, June 8
Cook County Department of Corrections Softball Tournament, Game One
Washington Park DOWNLOAD FLIER