Amendment 1 would allow government unions to nullify hundreds of Illinois statutes – including laws aimed at protecting school children – simply by contradicting them in union contracts.View Report
A union member argues both government union members and taxpayers lose if Amendment 1 passes Nov. 8. He’s against it.
The constitutional amendment question at the top of the ballot may not include the words “Workers’ Rights Amendment” or even “Amendment 1.” So what will it say?
Inconsistent language between the teachers’ and educational support employees’ contracts highlights a two-tiered discipline system
For 52 years the Illinois Constitution’s pension protection clause has locked the state into retirement promises it cannot afford. Amendment 1 could do the same for government union demands, handing taxpayers the bill.
A new ad funded by government unions is claiming Amendment 1 would boost wages and the economy without any numbers to back it up or mention of the property tax hikes to come.
A poll found most nonunion respondents were not interested in joining organized labor, reporting higher levels of job satisfaction and engagement than their union counterparts. One in 4 union members reported being “actively disengaged” at work.
Illinois government unions admit spending very little on representing workers – the core purpose of a union. Maybe that’s why so many government workers are leaving the unions. Now government union bosses want taxpayers to pay for union failures.
An Illinois appellate court cleared the way for Amendment 1 to stay on the Nov. 8 ballot. Regardless of whether the change to the state constitution might violate the U.S. Constitution, the process for putting it on the ballot was valid, justices ruled.
The so-called “Workers’ Rights Amendment” would lead to substantial tax increases for working Illinoisans and small business owners.
Amendment 1 would allow government unions to make demands outside the normal scope of bargaining. Those demands would come at a cost – to taxpayers.