Union Lobbyists Permitted to Raid Teachers Retirement Fund

Illinois pension system: 2 teachers union lobbyists used loophole for fat pensions – Chicago Tribune.

Two union lobbyists in Chicago were able to secure one day teaching jobs and become eligible for six figure teacher retirement salaries. This amazing windfall was offered to Steven Preckwinkle and David Piccioli.

This is coming from a fund which is unable to meet it’s obligations to at least half of the teachers who have been promised retirement pensions.  A new law allowed these union officials a place in line in front of the teachers, and  to piggyback their extremely short teaching careers onto their union seniority for a plush retirement existence.