Columns dating to July 2014 and earlier were written by retired Executive Director Henry Bayer.
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.
The Illinois Policy Institute plays a critical role in Rauner’s web of deception.
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.
“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.”
Fair pay and a voice on the job make for safer, more secure prisons. Bruce Rauner’s out to change that.
Unions faced with unprecedented assault in high court
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