Triton College Annuitants Association
Jan. 2016: Triton College names Mary-Rita Moore as the permanent President of the college.
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Oct. 2015: SURS Pensions will continue to be paid.
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May. 2015: Illinois Supreme Court unanimously rules Pension bill unconstitutional.
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Michael Gong, TCAA President
Welcome to the Triton College Annuitants Association website.
defeat of the State's "Pension Reform Bill" was a major victory, but
the fight to keep what we earned is far from over. Our elected
lawmakers will be looking for ways to solve the financial crisis they
created by taking away from those of us who worked and
contributed to our pension fund in good faith over our entire careers. Their next tactic might be to increase revenues via a new tax
initiative. This might necessitate an amendment to the State
Constitution. Remember, any attempt to alter the present Constitution may put our pensions at risk. We must be ever watchful, informed and
active in opposing any such threats. That is the primary purpose of our
organization. To enhance our strength, it is vital that we increase our
numbers and stand together, and we will do it.
Triton College Annuitants Association (TCAA) is one of 53 chapters which collectively make up the State University Annuitants Association (SUAA), which is located in Springfield.
TCAA and SUAA have an active mail and email list which keeps members informed about legislative matters that could impact current retirees, spouses, survivors and active staff members at Triton College. TCAA develops and sends out a newsletter twice a year with a variety of information of interest to our members. SUAA sends out mini-briefings to members to keep us informed of legislative happenings in Springfield which may impact each of us.
Over the years, TCAA has held a fall and a spring luncheon. This is a chance to meet colleagues and friends who we may not see on a regular basis. We have scheduled guest speakers for the luncheons who address items that are of interest to our members. The luncheons are also an opportunity to get caught up on what is happening to our pensions, legislative concerns, and our College Insurance Program.
Individually, it is very difficult for us to have an impact on events which may affect our retirement benefits and college health insurance, However, collectively, we can have an impact. SUAA has more than 15,000 members statewide. Our actions as a group will continue to have an impact as we all work together for a common goal - to protect our current and future pensions and maintain our College Insurance Program.
If you are a current staff member at Triton College or a retired member, we strongly encourage you to become a member of TCAA. We cannot stand on the sidelines and hope things will be all right. Collectively, we forge ahead; individually, we are at the mercy of others. The TCAA success is contingent upon everybody's participation, which ultimately will serve us well.
Michael GongTCAA President
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