The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.
Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.
Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.
In current negotiations, the management trustees of the union's pension propose to radically change the union's pension plan.
Hundreds of retirees and their supporters rallied in connection with hearings held by the White House Commission on Aging.
The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.
The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting for the Nov. 14 protest against planned Jan. 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers.
Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.
Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.
The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.