I have a question.
If the Illinois Constitution forbids the legislature from diminishing or impairing our pension benefits.
But our union is willing to negotiate our constitutional rights away.
But our union does not represent all the members of TRS.
Can our union negotiate for those they do not represent? Of course, they do not represent me either. But I’m speaking legally here. Are they legally allowed to bargain away TRS member’s constitutional protections?
And if the legislature goes ahead and diminishes and impairs our pension with the agreement of the IFT and the IEA, who would file the suit defending our constitutional rights.
Clearly not the IEA or the IFT.
My question: Anyone know a good lawyer who works pro bono?