It wasn’t the lead story on the front page of Sunday’s Chicago Tribune, but it certainly could have been.
Two teacher union lobbyists stand to get pensions larger than teachers–as a retired teacher pointed out to me as I was planting daffodils this afternoon–by substitute teaching for ONE day.
Illinois Federation of Teachers lobbyists
- David Piccioli and
- Steve Preckwinkle, have you no shame?
Have you no morals?
Is your taking advantage of this Teachers Retirement Fund loophole that seems to have been passed only to benefit you a reflection of how perfidious your representation of the Chicago Teachers Union and other IFT affiliates have been for the past thirty or so years?
I think my standard operating procedure of voting “No” on almost all pension bills the sixteen years I was in the Illinois House was probably a good idea.
What Preckwinlke and Piccioli did is even worse that taxpayers being forced by state legislation to pay National Education Association (and before than Illinois Education Association) President Reggie Weaver getting a huge pension. At least he taught in Harvey.
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Here’s the House roll call on Senate Bill 35. All Senators voted for the bill.