Public Union Members Do Not Get Rich

SK tools union strike with David Orr on the picket line

Chicago & Illinois Public Union Members Do Not Get Rich Letters to the Editor January 31, 2012 6:10PM  Steve Stanek’s Sunday op-ed [“Illinois’ woes show why we can’t afford public unions”] is a misleading diatribe against working people. According to Stanek, collective bargaining is to blame for Illinois’ credit rating and economic trouble because public employees …

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Ballot Access

County clerk: increase ballot access May 05, 2010 Like Eric Zorn (“Dump the petitions, lower the bar“) I’m in favor of increased ballot access. Should there be some threshold all candidates must meet before their name appears on the ballot? Absolutely. But the current system vastly favors incumbents, party insiders and wealthy candidates. They know …

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Illinois State Bill would ravage Tenant Law, Alderman David Orr says

Illinois State Bill would ravage Tenant Law, Alderman David Orr says By James Strong Several Chicago aldermen and community activist groups charged Monday that real estate interests have backed a move in Springfield to pass legislation to weaken the city’s tenants rights ordinance and similar laws in 15 other communities. Legislation sponsored by Rep. Larry …

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