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
Tags: Plainfield, Plainfield Township Democrats
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.
Categories: Local Issues
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.
Categories: State Issues, National Issues
Tags: Bruce Rauner
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.
Categories: State Issues
Tags: Organized Labor, Bruce Rauner
Saturday, February 28, 2015
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Rasmussen College - Romeoville/Joliet Campus
1400 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville, IL 60466
Tags: Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Woman's Issues
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