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IFT applauds Governor Pritzker's pro-worker actions on first day in office

1/15/2019
SPRINGFIELD – Today, Governor JB Pritzker began fulfilling his campaign promises by taking swift action to put working families first.
 
IFT President Dan Montgomery issued the following statement in response:
“By signing agreements that ensure fair pay for state workers and move toward pay equity for women, Governor Pritzker has shown more respect for workers and our unions on his first day in office than Bruce Rauner did during his entire term.
 
“We applaud Governor Pritzker for making sure the state fulfills its end of the bargain in negotiated contracts, and we encourage that deliberate steps be taken to address the back-pay issue.
 
“We look forward to continuing to work with the new administration to improve the lives of Illinois workers, provide high-quality public education and services for all, and ensure that the wealthiest pay their fair share to help run our great state. It truly is a new day in Illinois.”

 
The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) is comprised of more than 100,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees.

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