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There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 3, 2011, titled Rwanda prosecutor says he'll charge US lawyer soon. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Minnesota Supreme Court is considering whether the City of Duluth can change health insurance benefits for its retirees to match those of its current employees.

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The Editor

Carol Stream, IL

#1 May 3, 2011
Are these former unionized government workers?

Where's the reporting?
Ripcord

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 3, 2011
Someone call the waaaambulence. Welcome to the real world.
No Longer In the Union

Burnsville, MN

#3 May 3, 2011
It's great to see to sets of liberals fighting over our tax dollars. Troubling.
Hard Rock Miner

Ely, MN

#4 May 3, 2011
Yes they are former union employees, most of them from AFSCME. Deals were made by a democrat majority that didn't make sense then, and make no sense now. Retiring after 20-30 years, making nearly as much as you made when you were working? Does not happen in the real world. I believe their contracts can be re-negotiated just like the contracts for current union members.
Jerry

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 3, 2011
Live up to the contract--or face the same situation when YOU retire. They cut your benefits 'after the fact' because they don't want to pay.

“Ahhhh hee ahw”

Since: Aug 09

Twin Cities

#6 May 3, 2011
Jerry wrote:
Live up to the contract--or face the same situation when YOU retire. They cut your benefits 'after the fact' because they don't want to pay.
They CAN'T pay because they don't have the money that was "promised" to them as a result of extortion. Shred the contract and cancel the pensions altogether.
Jerry

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 3, 2011
sock wrote:
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They CAN'T pay because they don't have the money that was "promised" to them as a result of extortion. Shred the contract and cancel the pensions altogether.
Legal contracts are not extortion. So, companies should also refuse to pay amounts allegedly due to execs because they are also extortion--right? Execs ARE "employees"--right? Make up your mind and let us know when corp execs ALSO get their retirement benefits and pensions cut "after the fact".

“Ahhhh hee ahw”

Since: Aug 09

Twin Cities

#8 May 4, 2011
Jerry wrote:
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Legal contracts are not extortion. So, companies should also refuse to pay amounts allegedly due to execs because they are also extortion--right? Execs ARE "employees"--right? Make up your mind and let us know when corp execs ALSO get their retirement benefits and pensions cut "after the fact".
We are NOT talking about execs, but the union employees who are fleecing taxpayers. Extortion was the tactic used to get the contract signed.

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