VOTE NO!

On the November Ballot, Illinois voters will be asked if they believe the Illinois Constitution should be amended to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system. We say Vote NO on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment.

This Constitutional Amendment would also require that any local collectively bargained agreement be approved by a 3/5th majority if those agreements had incentives or additional compensation increases beyond salary.

The PBPA is urging members, and ALL public employee groups, to Vote NO on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment.

Here’s why:

  • This Constitutional Amendment will make our ability to fight for fair contracts much harder.
  • This Constitutional Amendment will limit the bargaining power of employers and employees.
  • This Constitutional Amendment would make it nearly impossible to remedy the Social Security issues with the Tier 2 benefit package for our members employed by the State..
  • This Constitutional Amendment will make it harder to attract the best people to the law enforcement profession.

The question on the November ballot will ask, “If you believe the Illinois Constitution should not be amended to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system, you should Vote NO.”

Please Join our Effort to Defeat this Constitutional Amendment by alerting your colleagues and family members!

Join us in Voting NO against the proposed Constitutional Amendment on the November Ballot.