I'm Thankful!

State employees are always at work helping us -- even on holidays. They keep us safe, care for veterans and the disabled, and protect children from abuse. They keep our air and water clean, solve crimes, respond to emergencies and much more. Any time of the day or night, every day of the year.

But this week, Governor Pat Quinn terminated their union contract. No Illinois Governor has ever done this before. It's an attack on the collective bargaining rights of workers who serve our families in every community in this state.

Sign to say that in this holiday season, you appreciate the service and sacrifice of state employees. Let them know you stand with them for fairness.

I'm thankful for the service and sacrifice of state employees. Anywhere, anytime, they are always on the job to serve Illinois families and communities, care for us and keep us safe. Governor Quinn is wrong to terminate their union contract and undermine their rights to bargain collectively. I appreciate the service of state employees and stand with them for fairness.
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Number Date Name Location Tell state employees why ...
4712 Thu Mar 20 11:32:51 EDT 2014 Cliff Bradley percy, IL Thanks alot!!
4711 Thu Aug 29 22:59:24 EDT 2013 john rankin poplar grove, IL John Rankin
4710 Mon Aug 19 01:24:59 EDT 2013 Tony Cooper FL You people are important for many things. I'm from Florida myself, but I don't like what happened.
4709 Tue Apr 09 09:30:24 EDT 2013 cora williams Williams Chicago , IL I'm thankful to have a union to keep fighting for our bargaining rights.
4708 Fri Mar 01 08:43:14 EST 2013 LASHAUNDA TERRY CHICAGO, IL
4707 Sun Feb 17 12:17:17 EST 2013 Nick Glaser Chicago, IL
4706 Sun Feb 17 12:14:44 EST 2013 Nick Glaser Chicago, IL
4705 Wed Feb 13 20:07:08 EST 2013 Michelle Brinkman Pontiac, IL
4704 Tue Feb 12 10:02:26 EST 2013 robin shankland cissna park, IL i am thankful for this job, but when quinn gets done we'll be making min wage if were lucky. He should have to take care of the dev. disabled and see if he still feels the same way. First time one of them More....
4703 Sat Feb 02 23:45:48 EST 2013 steven cobb buford, GA
4702 Sun Jan 27 09:46:53 EST 2013 Christi Stadelbacher Jonesboro, IL
4701 Sat Jan 26 19:22:07 EST 2013 Steven Ashby Oak Park, IL
4700 Fri Jan 18 20:01:17 EST 2013 Richard Bongard Olympia Fields, IL
4699 Fri Jan 18 17:20:31 EST 2013 Arleen Shulman PA I'm originally from Illinois and I just retired as a state worker in Pennsylvania. We don't do it for the money -- there's a whole social contract of stability, security and public service. Tossing this More....
4698 Thu Jan 17 10:11:32 EST 2013 Vincent Barbara Grah Macri Mountain View, AR My husband and I retired from teaching in IL. Without our Union, we would have not had a career in teaching. We would have been at the mercy of the state and those in the #140 administration. Save More....
4697 Sat Jan 12 15:53:54 EST 2013 Al Silio Chicago, IL I'm thankful I'm not a filthy criminal like the "gubnor" and his thugs.
4696 Fri Jan 11 12:30:24 EST 2013 Anne Hunter Granite City, IL
4695 Thu Jan 10 17:22:56 EST 2013 Dennis Jones Henderson, NV Thanks for all the employees who operate the world's third-largest crime laboratory system, the employees who help find work for those who served our country through Veterans Employment Services, the employees More....
4694 Thu Jan 10 11:39:42 EST 2013 Eileen DiBartolomeo Mechanicsburg, IL I am thankful for all the work union's do to keep our barganing rights. We can not give up our rights.
4693 Tue Jan 08 14:22:06 EST 2013 Jo Patton Chicago, IL
4692 Tue Jan 08 10:41:57 EST 2013 Vicki Daggett Edwardsville, IL I am thankful that I have the Union to stand with me to try and ensure that while State employees do not live particularly well, they at least have prospects to work and retire with dignity. I do not More....
4691 Sun Jan 06 01:24:09 EST 2013 Linda Mank IL
4690 Sat Jan 05 00:21:56 EST 2013 Amy Beller Las Vegas , NV For the right to a fair and objective due process.
4689 Fri Jan 04 23:58:27 EST 2013 jamie peres milldstadt, IL
4688 Fri Jan 04 23:57:53 EST 2013 jamie peres milldstadt, IL
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