Category Archives: Public Employees

A Tale of Two States: Illinois vs. Wisconsin in the Public Pension Debate

-By Benjamin Yount and M.D. Kittle, cross posted from Watchdog.org SPRINGFIELD – The dividing line in the national debate over the future of public-sector unions can be found between the Land of Lincoln and its neighbor to the north. The … Continue reading

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Chicago Public School Teacher Attacks Capitalism, Says Violent Revolution Coming

-By Warner Todd Huston The policy group called ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) had its 40th anniversary meeting in Chicago on August 7, 8, and 9, but not everyone was celebrating. In front of the hotel at which the … Continue reading

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Reminder: Teachers Unions Responsible for Illinois Pension Mess

-By Warner Todd Huston Over at his excellent McHenry County Blog, Cal Skinner has a good reminder of just who is in large part responsible for the pension mess in the State of Illinois. The teachers unions was one of … Continue reading

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Chgo Reporter Attacked by Chgo Teachers Union Thugs at Rally

-By Warner Todd Huston Jeremy Segal was filming the protesting Chicago Teachers downtown on Monday trying to get a few questions in with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and agitator Rev. Jesse Jackson when operatives for the union began … Continue reading

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Chicago Teachers Union Co-Sponsor of Socialist Program

-By Warner Todd Huston Now that the Chicago Teachers Union’s big strike is over they have time for other activities. Like pushing the communist idea of “social justice.” And so, the CTU is helping host a “Teaching for Social Justice” … Continue reading

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CHICAGO: NBC Reporter Covers Up Chicago Teachers Union Marxist Ties

-By Jeremy Segal On Saturday, Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey participated in the International Socialist Organization Midwest Marxism Conference at Northwestern University. Much of the conference focused on the successful intervention and assistance by the ISO to the … Continue reading

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Why Are Chicago’s Teachers Striking? It Ain’t About the Kids, THAT’S for Sure!

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? What are teachers unions fighting for? Is it for the students? For the schools? For the union? Listen to the union officials themselves. You might be surprised.

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The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions

Here is a great video showing why teachers unions — and public employee unions in general — should be illegal. The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions For the first time in 25 years, the Chicago Teachers’ Union is planning … Continue reading

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Just as Bad: Proof of Ill. GOP Consorting With Union Thugs

-By Warner Todd Huston Trevor Loudon attended last week’s GOP convention and discovered the sad evidence that the Illinois Republican Party is just as bad as Democrats in its desire to consort with extremist, left-wing Marxists and union thugs — … Continue reading

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Wisconsin, Illinois: Opposite Sides of a Coin

-By Warner Todd Huston It is big news that the public employee unions experienced not just a loss in Wisconsin but a rout. Wisconsin has higher employment since Walker took office, lower debt, and even budget surpluses not to mention … Continue reading

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