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Henry Scheff - Pension Crisis in Illinois

Hank Scheff, a longtime Communications Director and AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) consultant, discusses the union's position on Illinois's current pension crisis, a situation, as explained by Scheff, that has been building for decades. He discusses the impact of pension holidays, pension enhancements, state funding, a COLA ruling, pension bond sales, the Rule of 85 and a pension compromise in 1995. Hank explains how major pension changes have impacted pension funding to the detriment of AFSCME members and state employees, and discusses Senate Bill 1 in 2013, the legislature's attempt that year to fix the system.

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