Public sector unions are gearing up for a fierce fight against a pension reform plan they haven’t even seen yet. But the “We Are One Illinois” coalition says all signs indicate the plan that lawmakers could vote on next week will include significant reductions in overall pension benefits.
Appearing live on the 970 WMAY News Feed, Anders Lindall with AFSCME Council 31 says cutting the compounded 3% cost-of-living adjustment would amount to “pension theft.”
The unions are spending this week and next calling and visiting lawmakers, urging them to oppose any plan that does not have the backing of the unions. The Illinois House is set to return next Tuesday for a possible pension reform vote.