Unions present pension resolution proposal

August 13, 2012 8:22:22 PM PDT
Unions representing public employees including teachers, firefighters and police officers unveiled a plan

In return, the "We Are One Illinois" coalition wants a guarantee that in the future, the state will make its required payments to the pension systems.

The coalition also called on lawmakers to reject all pending pension legislation including a bill which could be called for a house vote Friday. That bill includes cutting retiree cost of living adjustments.

According to the union group, current employees would then be willing to increase their own contributions.