22

Feb

2015

March with the Plainfield Township Democrats at the 12th Annual Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade

Author: Editor

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Line up starts at 11:00 am 

Step off at 1:00 pm

Plainfield Central High School

24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544

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17

Feb

2015

Candidate wants new voice to be heard on Bolingbrook board

Author: Editor

Longtime Bolingbrook resident Bob Jaskiewicz plainly states that he does not expect to be able to affect much policy if he is elected to one of the Bolingbrook Village Board seats up for grabs in April.

But he says the current board votes in lock step with longtime Mayor Roger Claar and he wants to show that someone new can successfully become a Bolingbrook trustee.

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14

Feb

2015

A War on Workers in Illinois

Author: Editor

As one of his first official acts, the new Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, issued an executive order this week that would weaken state unions by barring them from assessing fees on some of the workers they represent in collective bargaining. Worse, the damage from the order could reach far beyond Illinois.

At issue are so called “fair share” fees. In a unionized workplace, a union must extend collectively bargained pay raises and other benefits to nonmembers. The nonmembers — about 15 percent of unionized state employees in Illinois — do not have to pay union dues or contribute to the union’s political activities. Instead, under the law in Illinois and in many other states, they must pay the union a fair-share fee, which is less than full dues, to cover the cost of collective bargaining undertaken on their behalf.

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14

Feb

2015

Governor Rauner tries end run on union fees

Author: Editor

Intent on forcing a court fight, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday pulled an end run around his hand-picked comptroller and Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan in his battle against government worker unions.

Aides said the governor will order state agencies to withhold from unions the fees they are owed from workers who choose not to become members. Rauner's office called it an “operational solution” after a decision by Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger to not withhold “fair share” fees from the unions after Madigan advised her that doing so would be illegal.

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9

Feb

2015

Will County Democratic Women - Women Leaders of the 21st Centruy

Author: Editor

Saturday, February 28, 2015

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Rasmussen College - Romeoville/Joliet Campus

1400 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville, IL 60466


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