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DEC 06, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times

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Union leader: pension reform law ‘grand larceny’

One day after Gov. Pat Quinn signed pension reform into law, one of the state’s top union leaders blasted the package as a form of “grand larceny.” Henry L. Bayer, executive director of AFSCME Local 31, said Friday it’s outrageous that the General Assembly has chosen to cut meager benefits for state workers, while handing out huge tax breaks to corporations doing business in Illinois. “Clearly what happened this week was unconstitutional,” said Bayer, speaking during a labor relations law conference at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. “What happened this weak was grand larceny.” Bayer said ... Read More

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