Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed May 1, 2013
Dueling pension plans in IL House, Senate
"The fact that the president of the Senate and the unions are putting their full weight behind something means something too. So if we’re able to get our caucus to support a position the unions are for, that would be significant as well.”
Given their large memberships, and campaign warchests, union support would be significant. Cullerton is not sharing details about what's in this deal. But in a statement, a coalition of unions says its version is "fair" and "constitutional."