Illinois Public Pension Preservation Rally, We Are One Illinois
More than 1,000 Illinois public employees packed the Illinois statehouse today to defend their public pension rights. Unlike Colorado’s public sector unions, not a single Illinois union member suggested theft of pension benefits from their retired union brethren as a solution.
Illinois Education Association (IEA) President Cinda Klickna addresses the crowd at 2:20 minutes into the video. She states: “We know that it is not pensions that have caused this problem. What has caused this problem is legislators taking our pension money and using it for other items.”
(Colorado legislators have skipped up to $4.3 billion in actuarially required contributions to the Colorado PERA trust funds in the last decade. Their solution? Breach pension contracts of elderly Colorado PERA retirees.)
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