Teamsters are one of the unions under the knife now, but 200 multi-employer pension funds covering 1.5 million American workers could be in jeopardy for a number of reasons.
Union labor will build the housing in an economically targeted investment program in all five boroughs.
Unions took to the streets to show mass solidarity for their bargaining teams, with rallies all over the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.
It's not just the numbers that are important, it's anti-worker measures the majority Republicans may try to insert into the measures, too.
The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.
Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.
Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.
In current negotiations, the management trustees of the union's pension propose to radically change the union's pension plan.
Hundreds of retirees and their supporters rallied in connection with hearings held by the White House Commission on Aging.
The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.