Housing authority in Illinois gave generous retirement deals

CAIRO, Ill. (AP) — A public housing authority in Illinois that has been plagued by mismanagement and other problems provided generous retirement contracts to employees just before the director left. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports the contracts were negotiated with employees represented by the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 773. The terms of the retirement agreements are all different, and it seems as if they were negotiated outside the normal process for union employees.