Tag: labor

Public sides with Wis. Gov. Walker in labor dispute

McHenry County Blog
  According to a new Rasmussen report, 48 percent of those surveyed back Walker while 38 percent on unions’ side. A near-majority believe that teachers, police officers and fire fighters should not be allowed to strike. Even more striking, a Clarus Poll finds 64 percent of those surveyed believe that government employees should not be... Read more »

Democratic solution to Illinois' financial mess: Increase labor costs

Incredible as it may seem in the midst of Illinois’ financial crisis, the state payroll continues to grow. Reported the Illinois Policy Institute: While other states and the private sector tighten their belts, public employee spending in Illinois continues to grow. Outlays for salaries, benefits and pensions of state workers now top $9 billion and... Read more »

Will Illinois GOP scuttle school voucher bill?

Tribune photo by Abel Uribe / April 21, 2010 Lorynda Taylor, a science teacher from South Holland District 205, and other protesters march around the State Capitol last month in Springfield, Ill. The protesters, bused down by labor unions and social service advocates, are rallying in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into raising the... Read more »
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