The ISU Annuitants Association (ISUAA) is the local chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) and serves employees of Illinois State University that participate in SURS, retirees that receive a SURS pension, their spouses, and survivors.
ISUAA bylaw revisions were approved at the the June 19, 2019 Meeting. The new ISUAA bylaws can be found on the about/organization page.The Spring 2020 Newsletter is available online.
Dear Illinois State University current and retired employees, spouses, and surviving spouses:
SUAA is the group that is fighting to protect your pension and benefits!!!
Since 1971, the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) has been the fighting voice for active and retired public university and community college employees in Illinois. A major crisis was averted six years ago. At that time, the Illinois General Assembly enacted legislation that would have significantly scaled back our pension and health care benefits. SUAA fought these unconstitutional provisions all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court—and WON that decision when the Supreme Court ruled that those changes would be unconstitutional. SUAA martialed a variety of resources which assisted in creating the win for all of us. It is your support of SUAA that enables the association to create the resources to protect our benefits.
Beginning in 2019 we have had a new Governor and many new legislators. Some may be unfamiliar with previous legislation and the extreme importance to protect our promised pensions and benefits. Already in 2019 and now into 2020, bills are being proposed which could have a detrimental effect on currently working Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees. SUAA will continue to be vigilant in its efforts to educate legislators regarding the history of promises for active and retired public university and community college employees in Illinois. I encourage YOU to stay abreast of these issues by visiting the SURS and SUAA websites regularly, and if you have not already done so, to join ISUAA/SUAA NOW.
SUAA is on the frontlines fighting to preserve the pension rights of active, future, and retired employees as well as their spouses and survivors. SUAA is on the scene every day, battling against threats to our/your pension system. If you are not already a member, DO join this important organization that is always supporting us.
YOUR SUAA membership demonstrates to elected officials that we are united and serious about protecting benefits for all members of the State University Retirement System (SURS) including current faculty-staff and their families. The more of us there are, the louder SUAA’s voice becomes in Springfield. Please remember that ALL employees, retirees, spouses, and surviving spouses are welcome to join.
Annual dues are only $46----and with our convenient monthly payroll deduction -the cost is only $4.60 a month -10 months. Payment of dues includes membership in our local chapter (ISUAA). You can find a membership form here: http://annuitants.illinoisstate.edu/membership/ . Please sign up and Join SUAA/ISUAA today.
With Redbird Pride and Commitment,
Gail A. Lamb, President ISUAA
To request an ISUAA Members Directory contact Jillian Nelson by email or call (309) 438-2592.