Chicago unions join forces to fight for pensions

Chicago unions join forces to fight for pensions

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Some of Chicago's most powerful public employee unions are joining forces to fight for their members' pensions.

Teachers, firefighters, police, and laborers are among the groups teaming up to form "We are One Chicago."

The new coalition will rally at the state capitol Wednesday.

They said job one is protecting their members' retirement from cuts in funding.

Organizers said the city has to find other ways to pay its bills.

Taxpayers are contributing about $500 million to five pension funds this year. That's scheduled to triple to more than $1.5 billion next year.

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