Posts Tagged ‘bruce rauner’

Jun
2015
24

BLS Figures Paint Bleak Picture of IL Economy, Refute Gov. Rauner Claims of Union-Driven Ills

BLS Figures Paint Bleak Picture of IL Economy, Refute Gov. Rauner Claims of Union-Driven Ills
  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has blamed almost all of the state’s economic woes on unions and pensions, but a look at the numbers shows the real problem may be the small group of workers he is trying to protect.  Creating “Right-to-Work” zones and making drastic changes to the state pension system are cornerstones of [&hellip...
May
2015
20

Ahead of Big Budget, “Right-to-Work” Votes, IL Gov Rauner Is Literally Paying Politicians Off

Ahead of Big Budget,
  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is once again making waves before making a difference, doling out $400,000 from his campaign fund to the state’s Republican lawmakers in advance of several key votes. Major budget and “turnaround agenda” decision are looming for the legislature.   The unorthodox move shows that the multi-millionaire’s...
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May
2015
11

When Keeping It Real Goes Raun: IL House Speaker Forcing Gov’s Hand With May 14 “Turnaround Agenda” Vote

When Keeping It Real Goes Raun: IL House Speaker Forcing Gov's Hand With May 14
  Illinois House speaker Mike Madigan has scheduled a May 14th vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed “Right-to-Work” legislation, even though the governor has yet to send a bill to the general assembly.   For months Rauner has been touting local “Right-to-Work” zones as part of his so-called “turnaround agenda.”  Yet,...
Feb
2015
11

Positively Putinesque: IL Gov Flouts Law of Land with Aggressive Anti-Union Executive Action

Positively Putinesque: IL Gov Flouts Law of Land with Aggressive Anti-Union Executive Action
  On Monday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed an executive action that prohibits public sector unions from collecting ‘fair share fees’ from those who benefit from the collective bargaining of a union, but choose not to belong to the union.  Since his election in November, Rauner has taken aim at labor unions, talking to...
Jan
2015
28

With Kentucky-Style Right-to-Work Zones, New IL Gov. Rauner is “Selling Out Working Families”

With Kentucky-Style Right-to-Work Zones, New IL Gov. Rauner is
  Just weeks into his term, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner amped up his well-established anti-union rhetoric during a speech at Richland Community College in Decatur.  Among the topics he discussed were prevailing wage, Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), and the creation of “Right-to-Work” zones to fight what he calls “forced...
Oct
2014
21

Gov Candidate Sells Share of Newspaper. Newspaper Endorses Candidate. People Go Hmmm.

Gov Candidate Sells Share of Newspaper. Newspaper Endorses Candidate. People Go Hmmm.
  With Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner locked in a too-close-to-call battle with Pat Quinn, the Chicago Sun-Times broke with recent tradition and made an official endorsement of the Republican challenger this weekend.  For the past three years the newspaper has not endorsed any candidates for office.  The paper explained its...
Jan
2014
29

GOP Frontrunner in IL Gov Race Has History of Employee Misclassification

GOP Frontrunner in IL Gov Race Has History of Employee Misclassification
  The news is getting worse and worse for Illinois GOP Gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner.  After a report was released linking his firm GTCR to nursing home deaths and elderly abuse, the press caught wind that another company with Rauner ties, Cardinal Logistics, was sued for failing to pay hundreds of workers a total of [&hellip...