Published Online: January 8, 2008
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Retired Chicago Teachers Protest Pension Payments

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Newly retired teachers in Chicago are complaining about receiving partial pension payments, an aspect of a larger payroll problem in the district.

The problems started with a new payroll system last March. Since then, the Chicago Teachers Union has filed more than 750 grievances on behalf of current teachers claiming incorrect paychecks, according to spokeswoman Rosemaria Genova. And about 50 mostly retired teachers demonstrated at the district’s headquarters Dec. 19 because of underpayments, she said.

Also affected are teachers seeking to know what their pensions would be, which, because of the changes in the payroll system, can’t be easily calculated.

A district spokesman said the problems should be fixed early this year.

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