IEA continues wasteful union spending

By Paul Kersey
10/10/2014
The Illinois Education Association, or IEA, has gotten even more wasteful, according to new LM-2 spending reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. IEA has a history of being a very wasteful union. In my review of union spending, I went through IEA operations spending – money that went into representation, politics and lobbying,...

TAGS: IEA, labor, unions

Number of Illinois union bosses earning six-figure salaries continues to grow

By Paul Kersey
10/16/2013
In Big Labor mythology, union leaders are gritty, idealistic working class people standing up to the arrogant and wealthy. In reality, running a union is big business, and a union gig can mean making a pretty good living. Illinois teachers unions can be particularly generous with compensation. In “The Labor Book,” we looked at government...

TAGS: AFSCME: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, IEA, IFT: Illinois Federation of Teachers, SEIU: Service Employees International Union

Democrats receive overwhelming majority of Illinois government union donations

By Paul Kersey
10/16/2013
In recent months, unions that had been sharply critical about many aspects of ObamaCare have been extremely quiet since Republicans in Congress have made a concerted – and very controversial – attempt to slow down implementation of the law. The federal government shutdown could have presented a creative union lobbyist with a great opening to...

TAGS: AFL-CIO, AFSCME: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, IEA, IFT: Illinois Federation of Teachers, PAC donations, SEIU: Service Employees International Union