Pritzker signs AFSCME deal costing taxpayers $3.6 billion more than it needed to

By Adam Schuster
By continuing practices such as automatic raises and taxpayer-subsidized platinum health insurance, along with a new $2,500 bonus, the AFSCME contract will transfer more than $3.6 billion in extra compensation from taxpayers to state workers.

TAGS: AFSCME: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, contract, health insurance, municipal pensions, pension guarantee, pensions

Hinsdale school board poised to sign teacher contract full of pay raises … and the public has barely had a chance to see it

By Paul Kersey
The school board in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is expected to approve a contract with the local teachers union this week, despite the fact that the school board refused to make the terms of this agreement available to the public. Luckily, on Oct. 19, the contract was obtained by the Illinois Policy Institute...

TAGS: contract, District 86, Hinsdale, negotiations, public, strike, teacher salaries