4 December 2011 0 Comments

Even MSNBC thinks the Unions Have Gone Too Far: It’s All Legal. The Forgotten Taxpayer Pays

MSNBC reports October 12, 2011: ‘Insane’ even by Illinois standards? Union official to get $500,000 in pensions

Joint investigation by Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV finds at least eight labor leaders stand to get pensions from both the city and union for the same time period

The news organizations said this was due to “a charitable interpretation” of Illinois law by officials representing two city pension funds.

“Can you name any place in the world where someone can get two pensions for the same job?” state Rep. Tom Cross, a Republican, told the paper. “Even by our standards here in Illinois, it’s beyond belief. It’s insane.”

Report: Ex-labor chief’s 1-day rehire nets $158,000 city pension Chicago officials admit helping him qualify but say payout legal under Illinois law


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