Wednesday, September 21, 2011

All it took to give nearly two dozen labor leaders from Chicago a windfall worth millions was a few tweaks to a handful of sentences in the state’s lengthy pension code.

Law gives huge pension perks to union leaders - In all, 23 expected to collect combined $56 million in their lifetimes - Chicago Tribune

The changes became law with no public debate among state legislators and, more importantly, no cost analysis.

Twenty years later, 23 retired union officials from Chicago stand to collect about $56 million from two ailing city pension funds thanks to the changes, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation found.

Chicago union bosses raking in millions from city pension fund - HotAir