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Michael Carrigan

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Unions Sue To Block State Pension Reform Plan

The lawsuit, which follows others already filed by retirees, argues the pension bill approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn more than a month ago violates a clause of the state constitution that says pension benefits may not be cut.

01/28/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Union Analysis: Senate Pension Reform Plan Saves More Than House Plan

A study by the We Are One Illinois coalition shows that if half of employees and retirees choose to forgo post-career health insurance as part of Senate President John Cullerton’s proposal, the state’s debt to two health insurance programs would be cut in half, by $26 billion.

05/30/2013

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan: ‘No Cooperation’ From Unions On Pension Reform

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says public employee unions have offered “no cooperation” on fixing the pension crisis. The Chicago Democrat released a sharp response Wednesday to a group of labor […]

01/30/2013

Construction, generic sized image

Business, Labor Leaders Push For Federal Road Funding

Labor and management leaders found a way to be on the same side – in favor of federal highway dollars staying in the inbound lanes into Illinois.

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