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Example A) Texas leaving billions on the table because it won’t expand medical care, dooming its poor to illness and death. Example B) The impending disaster in Illinois, most notably in higher education, but throughout state services, because the state’s voters wanted a fresh voice and elected a right-wing extremist. Share

Happy Hour

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On June 27, 2015

This debate over whether happy hours should be banned, as they currently are in Illinois, has a clear answer: no. I have lived in states with happy hour. I currently live in a state that does not have

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On June 22, 1922, a night and early morning of angry United Mine Workers of America members massacring strikebreakers and mine guards ended in Herrin, Illinois. Twenty-one people died, 19 of which were the strikebreakers and guards. This spasm of violence is a rare example of American labor history where workers killed more people than […]

The Right to Work March Continues

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On February 13, 2015
Illinois governor Bruce Rauner decided that since there was no way he could get a bill through a Democratic legislature that would effectively make Illinois public sector work right to work, he issued an executive order that forbids public sector unions from collecting fees to replace dues from workers who are not union members. Note […]

What Unions Face with Democrats

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On November 11, 2013
Another sign that most Democratic politicians simply don’t care about organized labor outside of writing checks and getting on votes on election day. Illinois governor Pat Quinn has named Paul Vallas as his candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Who is Vallas? The ultimate Rheeist, Vallas attacked teacher unions in Chicago before going on to doing the […]

Daley

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On June 12, 2013

If there’s one thing the state of Illinois needs, it’s another centrist insider Democrat running for high office on a position of tearing down the good life for working-class people. Alway

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