On behalf of a very good friend, a retired teacher, who's being told by the elected leeches in Springfield that they really didn't mean it when they told her the State of Illinois would live up to its end of the bargain regarding the Teachers Retirement System that she began paying into way back in 1971:
The union coalition We Are One Illinois and a group of active and retired public employees filed suit today in Sangamon County Circuit Court to overturn pension-slashing Senate Bill 1. Defendants in the suit are Gov. Pat Quinn, other constitutional officers, the state retirement systems and their boards.Click here for more information on the Illinois Educators Association site
We Are One Illinois Coalition members include the Illinois AFL-CIO; Illinois Federation of Teachers; Illinois Education Association; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73; Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge; Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association; Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois; Illinois Nurses Association; Laborers' International Union of North America Local 2002; Teamsters Local 700; and Teamsters Joint Council 25.
Any and all suggestions on helping her and other retirees get the respect they're due are appreciated. Thanks in advance.