This week, Personal Assistants for people with disabilities held press conferences and actions in Carbondale, Rockford, Peoria, Chicago, Springfield, and Champaign to denounce Governor Rauner’s plan to appeal the Court’s decision regarding our 48-cent raises.
On March 13, a Cook County Judge sided with our union, ruling that Governor Rauner broke the law by refusing to release our 48-cent raises and our back pay that’s owed since August 5, 2017. The Judge ordered that Rauner pay it out by March 21, 2018. Unfortunately, the Rauner administration asked the Judge to stay the Court’s ruling pending appeal – meaning our back pay and the implementation of our raises will be delayed again.
While we are ready to keep up the fight in court, PAs are also committed to keeping the pressure on in our communities. Check out photos and media coverage from the powerful events that took place this week below!
KFVS-TV and WSIU Public Radio covered the Carbondale press conference. Click here for the WSIU story.
WEEK-TV covered the press conference in Peoria, click here to view that coverage.