Unions rally against pension proposal (Southern Illinoisian)

January 4, 2013 – The Illinois Senate on Thursday again endorsed a limited fix of the state’s massively underfunded retirement systems, but it remains unclear if any significant pension reform legislation will emerge during the lame-duck session. Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago said reforming the two systems ( the state employees retirement system and the General Assembly’s own retirement system) could serve as a template for the eventual reform of state retirement systems for public school teachers and university faculty and staff. But a large group of teachers, professors, state employees and retirees swarmed the Statehouse to rally against all the current pension reform proposals.

Link to Full Article: http://thesouthern.com/news/local/unions-rally-against-pension-proposal/article_c856b41c-5635-11e2-8454-001a4bcf887a.html

 

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