We Are One Coalition http://wuis.org en Pension Decision Will Wait Until At Least December http://wuis.org/post/pension-decision-will-wait-until-least-december <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It could be December before a judge decides on the legality of Illinois' pension overhaul law for at least another five months. Attorneys met Thursday in Sangamon County Court and agreed on a timeline for the case.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Current and retired state employees, teachers and university workers are suing </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn over the pension overhaul passed by the General Assembly late last year.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:48:34 +0000 Hannah Meisel 28130 at http://wuis.org Pension Decision Will Wait Until At Least December Union Conglomerate Files Pension Lawsuit http://wuis.org/post/union-conglomerate-files-pension-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A coalition of labor unions has called Illinois' new pension law "theft." Now they've filed a lawsuit. It comes a day before Governor Pat Quinn is expected to herald the law in his State of the State address.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:15:25 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 17926 at http://wuis.org Union Conglomerate Files Pension Lawsuit Unions Sue Over Pension Law http://wuis.org/post/unions-sue-over-pension-law <p>Illinois labor unions have filed a lawsuit seeking a new plan to reduce the state's $100 billion pension shortfall declared unconstitutional. &nbsp;</p><p>The We Are One Illinois Coalition of public employee unions filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Sangamon County Circuit court. &nbsp;<br />The long-anticipated legal challenge comes weeks after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure into law and ahead of his annual State of the State address. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:48:59 +0000 Associated Press 17814 at http://wuis.org Unions Sue Over Pension Law Unions Make Last Pitch To Derail Pension Measure http://wuis.org/post/unions-make-last-pitch-derail-pension-measure <p>Illinois unions are working to squelch a plan aimed at<br />solving the state's $100 billion pension problem hours before an expected vote.<br />&nbsp;<br />Members of the ``We Are One Coalition'' representing major state unions told a<br />bipartisan legislative panel Tuesday morning that the $160 billion savings plan<br />is unfair to retirees.<br />&nbsp;<br />Dan Montgomery of the Illinois Federation of Teachers says there is ``no<br />victory in a public policy that will not work.'' He says adjustments to cost of Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:43:01 +0000 Associated Press 14219 at http://wuis.org Unions Make Last Pitch To Derail Pension Measure