(Chicago) Mayor Rahm Emanuel is being sued over pension changes.
Four labor unions representing current and retired white collar city workers, teachers, nurses & teamsters claim Rahm’s remedy is unconstitutional.
That’s because it cuts benefits and the state constitution says he can’t do that.
But Rahm argues it is constitutional and vital to saving their pensions. A couple of years ago he was confident enough about it that he said, “People are not happy with the status quo and they’re not too excited about change either. So ya got ‘em right where you want ‘em! (laughter).”
Nobody’s laughing now though as this case and another like it for state workers are vulnerable in court.
Bill Cameron, 89 WLS News