Illinois Supreme Court to hear suit against Laborers' & Retirement Board Employees Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago
The Illinois Supreme Court will hear the case of Rochelle Carmichael, et al. v. Laborers' & Retirement Board Employees Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.
"These consolidated appeals arise out of a circuit court judgment resolving claims relating to parts of Public Act 97–651 that modified provisions in three Articles of the Pension Code concerning benefits in a public pension system that may be earned by someone working for a private labor union during a leave of absence from government employment," according to the Supreme Court.
The original case revolved around the plaintiffs filling action "challenging the constitutionality of several of the Act’s provisions, including the future-leave-of-absence provisions. The plaintiffs ... include active and retired members of the Funds who had taken a leave of absence from government employment to work for a labor union, as well as three unions who represent employees who are members of the Funds," according to the court.
Illinois Supreme Court case numbers 122793 & 122822