Post Tagged with: "public unions"

October 11, 2013 06:30

The Rich (public unions) Get Richer on the Backs of the People

Dr. Leslie Heffez of the IL State Universities Retirement System, will receive a half-a-million-dollar pension in 2013 [and] more than $15,000 in an annual COLA

September 18, 2013 11:03

Chicago Nears Junk Bond Status – The Next Detroit?

Each Chicago household is on the hook for more than $61,000.

July 3, 2013 06:13

Extortionist Unions Against the Public Interest

Most of us don’t have special government-created powers to cause city-wide damage when we ask for a raise.

June 19, 2013 06:23

Illinois Highlights Public Union Pension Death Spiral

Taxpayer contributions to teacher retirements have gone up by 400% since 1998 and are expected to go up another 261% by 2045.

April 15, 2013 08:07

What Margaret Thatcher Can Teach Us About Unions

Government unions in particular are an obstacle to reforming pensions and improving public schools. At some point these problems will need to be resolved – and a confrontation with unions is almost guaranteed.

March 27, 2013 10:52

Education Costs Higher Than Reported

It turns out, states are hiding some of the teachers’ benefits.

December 12, 2012 07:56

Dem lawmaker tells unions ‘Get a little bloody when necessary’

“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” -Rep. Michael Capuano

December 12, 2012 07:13

Flashback: Obama says he will make union agenda America’s agenda

The Democrats at the state and federal level have become like loan sharks and money launderers. Unions collect dues and fund the election of Democrats. The Democrats borrow the people’s money in the form of promised future benefits and high wages and and the cycle begins again. The Democrats get power and money in the form of public office and benefits. Obama isn’t just an opportunist with this union push, he is a tried and true union believer. Former SEIU president Andy Stern was the most frequent visitor to the White House while leading with socialist slogans. Now we find out that AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka visits the White House 2 or 3 times a week and speaks with the White House daily.

November 19, 2012 12:08

California is Destroying Itself – U.S. is Next

The result of this fiscal insanity is that “In 2010, at least 204 companies said goodbye to the state, exactly four times more than fled in 2009. The exodus surged to more than 280 companies in 2011, when they left the state at a clip of 5.4 companies per week.” This just leaves joblessness and economic stagnation in its wake.

September 28, 2012 06:46

Public Unions Continue Killing California Cities

The California hit parade keeps on rolling as yet Another California city scrambles to avoid bankruptcy.