Puerto Rico union sues to block pension cuts

San Juan • One of Puerto Rico’s largest unions sued on Wednesday to block a federal control board’s austerity plan that would slash pensions and other spending by the U.S. territory. The suit filed by the United Public Servants union said the plan violates a law protecting the pension system as well as constitutional guarantees involving contracts between the government and retirees. The union represents more than 10,000 government workers and 2,300 retired ones. “(Puerto Rico’s) current and fut...

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