Union leaders are trying to high-jack the American workforce. To see the path of destruction their greed leaves in its wake, just look at the City of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune broke a story on the outrageous tactics these bosses used to elevate their positions, forgetting all others they represent.
Chicago labor bosses siphon struggling pension funds for city workers. To deplete these funds, 23 union officials are raking in about $56 million due to a couple of sneaky changes to state pension laws in 1991. These officials will collect what amounts to three times the pension a typical state union worker in retirement receives.
A Tribune/WGN-TV investigation broke the story after crunching numbers to fact-check the feasibility of the changes made to the state pension laws. Unfortunately, things in Springfield are so shady that no one can find any of the lawmakers who introduced the legislation to explain or answer questions.
One of the most shocking violations comes from Dennis Gannon, former president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, who will swindle Chicago from approximately $5 million. Not to mention he told a newspaper that he was only trying to follow the law by filing for the pension.
All in all this is another example of the corrupt and corrosive nature of Big Labor bosses. Once in control, these bosses undermine and hurt American workers, only focusing on how to sweeten deals for themselves.