A coalition of public sector unions is holding a summit on pension reform toda but at least one powerful politician is sitting it out. The “We Are One” coalition invited Governor Pat Quinn and legislative leaders to attend that meeting near Chicago.
Quinn plans to drop by, but has sent staffers to take part. The same is true for Senate President John Cullerton. And House GOP leader Tom Cross is attending and taking part in the discussion. But Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan is not attending. He sent the unions a letter last month rejecting their invitation and accusing them of being uncooperative with pension reform efforts.