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Category Archives: Public Sector Unions
Does SB 1 Bail Out the CPS Pension System? You Decide.
Everybody’s trying to explain how SB 1 bails out the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) pension system, and why the numbers are all over the board. Greg Hinz of Crain’s, who’s been really good at trying to make sense of this … Continue reading
Chicago Messes Its Bed, Then Asks Us To Clean It Up
The big issue in Springfield this week is the school funding bill, SB 1, which contains the new funding formula for schools. The governor claims, and he’s right, that the bill contains a provision that, in effect, diverts money from … Continue reading
Dance Band on the Titanic
There’s an old saying that bad news comes in threes. It’s certainly true today for Illinois. First comes the news that Illinois’ insurance rates under Obamacare are set to skyrocket by 43%-55% at the end of the year. Nothing about … Continue reading
Finding Out What’s In a Contract Before You Have to Pay For It
In 2014, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) sponsored a bill (H.B. 4268) that would have provided transparency to the collective bargaining process between school districts and their union employees. The bill was co-sponsored by 3 of McHenry County’s representatives: Mike Tryon … Continue reading
Look For the Union Label
About 50 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) held a rally of sorts in the Woodstock Square today, in conjunction with similar events being held statewide. The event contained the usual litany of union … Continue reading
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