Without reforms that level the playing field between the public and private sectors, the cost of Illinois’ public sector workers will continue to damage the state’s labor market, economy and taxpayers.View Report
Six years after last threatening to strike, the teachers union walked the picket line – a collective bargaining tactic not allowed in any of Illinois’ neighboring states.
Senate Bill 3622 would reverse recently passed restrictions on pension spiking, raising the cap on end-of-career salary increases to 6 percent from 3 percent.
Government workers’ union dues are passed on to state and national affiliates, which spend millions of dollars on political activities and lobbying every year.
Illinois’ biggest public-sector unions fail to meet the standard for nonprofits.
Union officials backed the very pension "holidays" they blame for Illinois' pension crisis.
The Illinois Education Association, or IEA, is training its members to advocate for a plan that, ironically, increases taxes on teachers.