They keep us safe. Stand with them.

An inmate attacked Tim at the maximum-security Pontiac Correctional Center where he works. Tim suffered multiple facial fractures requiring reconstructive surgery.

The attack on Tim happened in January, less than a month after Gov. Pat Quinn closed four state prisons despite warnings from employees and their union that the closures would make Pontiac and the rest of the correctional system more crowded, volatile and dangerous. Soon after, violence against prison workers spiked.

Worse, in November, Gov. Quinn terminated the union contract that allows Tim and every other prison employee to bargain for safe working conditions and appropriate staffing levels. In the 40 years that Illinois state employees like prison workers have had the right to bargain collectively, no previous governor had ever terminated a union contract.

Now Gov. Quinn is pushing to cut the modest take-home earned by public servants like Tim. The governor is trying to make Tim and every state employee pay much more for health insurance, while freezing their wages.

Sign the petition to stand with Tim and every state employee. Let them know you honor their service. Join them to stand against Gov. Quinn's anti-worker agenda that's making prison workers like Tim less safe.

Correctional officers and other prison employees put their lives on the line to protect us all. Governor Quinn was wrong to terminate the union contract that lets them bargain for safe working conditions, and he's wrong to push to cut their take-home pay. I'm standing with state employees for a fair contract with decent wages and affordable health care.
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2435 Fri Sep 06 09:12:50 EDT 2013 Ashley Walsh IL
2434 Wed May 08 10:35:54 EDT 2013 Lori Smith Cairo, IL
2433 Wed May 08 09:07:55 EDT 2013 Pamela Kennedy IL
2432 Wed Mar 27 00:24:47 EDT 2013 Lloyd E. Leezer, Jr. Peoria, IL
2431 Thu Mar 21 13:31:27 EDT 2013 Ronald Ritter Marine, IL
2430 Thu Mar 21 10:40:43 EDT 2013 Robin Griesbaum IL
2429 Mon Mar 04 20:17:46 EST 2013 marnie henderson IL
2428 Sun Mar 03 23:15:00 EST 2013 ocie banks country club hills, IL
2427 Sat Mar 02 21:00:29 EST 2013 Nakia Dunbar Chicago, IL
2426 Thu Feb 28 11:42:26 EST 2013 andrew zickert davenport, IA
2425 Wed Feb 27 16:14:55 EST 2013 Brett Faught Mattoon, IL
2424 Wed Feb 27 14:13:01 EST 2013 Dave Buesch Fults , IL
2423 Wed Feb 27 12:44:51 EST 2013 mike phillips vandalia, IL
2422 Wed Feb 27 11:24:27 EST 2013 Anthony Surratt Bluffs, IL
2421 Wed Feb 27 11:23:35 EST 2013 Stevi Surratt Bluffs, IL
2420 Wed Feb 27 11:23:01 EST 2013 Stevi Surratt Bluffs, IL
2419 Mon Feb 25 10:07:31 EST 2013 Cheryl Dunn Fairfield, IL
2418 Sun Feb 24 22:51:34 EST 2013 Debra Kimberling Chicago, IL
2417 Sun Feb 24 21:29:53 EST 2013 Jamie Foster IL
2416 Sun Feb 24 14:06:12 EST 2013 Steve Conrad clay city, IL
2415 Sun Feb 24 12:00:18 EST 2013 Natalie conrad clay city, IL
2414 Sun Feb 24 01:31:51 EST 2013 Elizabeth Traynor IL
2413 Sat Feb 23 23:52:53 EST 2013 Shae Schuler Effingham, IL
2412 Sat Feb 23 23:01:43 EST 2013 Ronda Goodyear IL
2411 Sat Feb 23 17:40:03 EST 2013 Tim fisher MORRISON, IL
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