The pension fight is on: Defeat SB1, pass SB 2404 – Illinois Education Association

6 May

The We Are One Illinois Labor coalition today announced an agreement has been reached on pension legislation with State Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago).

The agreement, which will be part of Senate Bill 2404, is a constitutional alternative to House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Senate Bill 1, which was passed by the Illinois House last week and is awaiting a vote in the Illinois Senate. Senate Bill 1 is clearly unconstitutional and unfair to the employees and retirees in the affected state pension systems.

The unions that comprise the coalition (IEA, IFT, SEIU, AFSCME, and other public employee unions) released a statement on Monday evening: More…

via The pension fight is on: Defeat SB1, pass SB 2404 – Illinois Education Association.

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