Pension Reform Law In Illinois Halted After Big Labor Lawsuits
An Illinois judge on Wednesday suspended the state's new pension reform law until lawsuits brought by unions, retirees and others challenging the constitutionality of the overhaul of the retirement system are resolved.
"This law is going no place until there is a final resolution on the merits (of the lawsuits)," said Don Craven, an attorney who filed a lawsuit against the law on behalf of the Illinois State Employees Association Retirees.
Like so many left-leaning states where Big Labor has dominated for decades, the public pension system in Illinois is making it go bankrupt. It is nigh on impossible to get unions to give anything until disaster hits. Even then, they complain. As long as they get theirs, they don't care. They can't, however, figure out the math involved in destroying the very tax bases that support their often embarrassingly egregious retirement plans.
The attorney quoted above makes the essence of the problem clear-the unions don't even think the law is necessary.
They just don't get it.