State legislative leaders may have worked out a historic overhaul to the state public employee pension system, but the courts could, in the end, decide the issue.
A coalition of labor unions is poised to file a lawsuit if the pension bill that sailed through the House Executive Committee this morning eventually clears both chambers and is signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.
“We certainly hope it won’t come to that but we are prepared if it does,” says Anders Lindall, spokesman AFSCME Council 31, which represents public employees. Read more »