New lawsuit filed over pension reform package

By WEEK Producer

January 29, 2014 Updated Jan 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM CDT

Another lawsuit filed was filed Tuesday against Governor Pat Quinn and the state of Illinois over the pension reform package passed by the General Assembly last year.

The "We Are One" coalition, made up of state employee union organizations, filed the class action suit in Springfield.

It seeks to overturn Senate Bill 1 as unconstitutional and unenforceable arguing that the Illinois Constitution protects pension rights of state employees and retirees.

Governor Quinn's office said the suit was expected and would be fought in the courts.