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Steve Rock for SURS Board of Trustees

April 2 through May 1, active members of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) can choose who will serve on the SURS Board of Trustees. The IFT urges you to vote for Steve Rock.

Steve Rock is an economics professor at Western Illinois University and a member of the University Professionals of Illinois (IFT Local 4100). He has served as a SURS trustee since 2015, and he needs your support for re-election.
As a fellow unionist and member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Steve Rock understands the issues and concerns of the higher education community. For the last three years as a SURS trustee, Steve has worked to:
  • Address the underfunding of the system and improve SURS' stability
  • Fight unfair, unconstitutional proposals that would harm SURS members
  • Educate lawmakers and the public about legislative solutions
  • Explore ways to fix the concerns with Tier 2
If you have not yet received it, watch for information soon from SURS with details about how to vote.
As a member of the SURS Board of Trustees, Steve Rock will represent your best interests when important decisions are made about your pension. IFT strongly encourages you to vote for Steve Rock before May 1.



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