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Retiree Chapter Events

UPI Lobby Day Is on May 15 (Audrey Edwards)

Can you join fellow UPI members on May 15 for a trip to see the Capitol, talk with your own legislators, and advocate for better funding?

UPI is pushing for an increase in state appropriations for our university budgets and student assistance, a fix for Tier 2 pensions, and continuance of pay for employees during emergency closures (SB0331).

We are organizing groups of members/activists from each campus to come to Springfield on May 15 to meet with your legislators and a select group of targeted State Representatives and Senators. We will likely meet around 8/9 am at the IFT legislative offices for training and a review of the main talking points. The goal is to be done by around 1 p.m. with a lunch and debrief.

For those who are coming from far away, hotel accommodations for the night of May 14 are available.

If you can attend, please let Billy Rivi ( and John Miller ( know- as soon as possible – your name, chapter, and whether you will need hotel accommodations.

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