The plaintiffs -- the
In the decision, the appellate court upheld the
"If the Supreme Court were to uphold the rationale of the
The board of the
The unions then sued, asserting that the value of these benefits had been a factor in determining the wage and benefit packages offered to
"The Court of Appeal could have gone with either MCERA's position or the attorney general's position," Adam said. "But it chose to go for neither of those."
In its ruling, the
Adam said, "The ruling by the
Adam said the Supreme Court has said since the 1950s that any negative modifications to public employee pensions need to be offset by comparable advantages.
"The Court of Appeal said, we disagree, we think everybody has read the Supreme Court case law wrong, and we think that employers can reduce pensions with very minimal limitations on that," Adam said. "The main limitation that the
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