Pension Crisis

Public Unions Dig In Against Pension Reform in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois' public sector unions are not interested in a new pension reform proposal. Unions bosses are telling lawmakers they are done making deals.

In two Illinois legislative panels Tuesday, union leaders reminded lawmakers that public sector unions negotiated a pension reform plan, then demanded it be voted on.

We Are One Illinois coalition leader Mike Carrigan said the union-backed plan, Senate President John Cullerton's SB2404, is the last and final offer.