Executive Director Reports

Columns dating to July 2014 and earlier were written by retired Executive Director Henry Bayer.

May 04, 2017
Surrendering democracy without a fight?

Rauner’s sowing cynicism among voters—and that suits him just fine.

Apr 03, 2017
The GOP's turn against workers

The fiercely anti-union takeover of the Republican Party

Dec 31, 2016
State employees in a fight for all Illinois workers

We have to face the harsh reality that our state has a governor who is determined to drive down the wages and strip the rights of all working people.

Oct 06, 2016
The Big Lie theory

The Illinois Policy Institute plays a critical role in Rauner’s web of deception.

Aug 31, 2016
Labor Day's real meaning

This Labor Day, let’s recall the dedication of the workers who came before us, who refused to bow down or be walked on, who took risks to uphold their basic rights, who built strong unions not just for themselves but for all of those who came after.

Jun 15, 2016
Making our voices heard: Why protests matter

“If protesting solved problems, Illinois wouldn’t have any problems.” That’s what Gov. Rauner said in response to the 10,000 concerned citizens who journeyed to the state capital on May 18 to express their opposition to his “Turnaround Agenda.”

For more, visit our archives.