AFSCME is Putting Itself Before Taxpayers in Illinois.

At 1.3 million employees and retirees, The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal employees is the largest trade union of public sector employees in America.  They cover a whole slew of professions including correctional officers, physicians, teachers, sanitation engineers and many more.  They’ve been around since 1932, but people in Illinois have really been hearing the name a lot more than usual lately. In June of 2015, AFSCME’s contract with the State of Illinois expired.  As of today, there is still no contract.  Negotiations have been ongoing for some…

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Don’t Waste Your Vote in Illinois

Illinois is a deep blue state.  Electors from the Democratic Party have picked our president every four years since Reagan.  We’ve had the same Democratic Speaker of the House all but two years since 1978, and Democrats hold a majority over Republicans in the General Assembly. While Republicans can be, and are, successful in the lower part of the state, Chicagoland’s vast population far outweighs the sparsely populated rural areas in Illinois. In short, Hillary Clinton will win in Illinois.  Therefore, a vote for Trump OR a vote for Clinton…

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Debunking the Myth that Large Salaries for CEO’s Negatively Affect Employee Wages

There is a notion among the left that the wealthy are to blame for poverty in America.  They live in extravagant mansions, drive expensive luxury cars, fly first class to exotic locales (if not in a private jet), and drink $1,500 bottles of scotch–all while their hard-working employees are living off of scraps. This invokes leftists to call for legislation to make salaries more even.  An increase on the federal minimum wage is one of the first things we hear them ask for; despite the fact that minimum wage laws…

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