Illinois' new GOP Governor, Bruce Rauner, will personally receive a $750,000 per year tax cut as a result of his decision not to continue the state's temporary 1.25% income tax surcharge that expired last year.
PRLog - Nov. 17, 2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) advocates from across the country will gather to stand in solidarity at the statehouse in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. They will call on the Illinois General Assembly members to do some 21st century history making by showing up for work on Thursday, November 20, 2014 to vote yes to ratify the ERA.
The ERA is on the verge of being ratified in IL. Victory is hinging on a handful of votes being decided by Representatives who need to hear from their own constituents. We have a list of IL constituents who need to be called and asked to call their Reps. to tell them to vote YES on ERA ratification on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd. We need YOU to help make those calls. Please respond back, tell us how many calls you are willing to make between now and Monday evening as well as your preference for a paper list or computer. Thanks! This is truly the most important action we can take to move the ERA forward!
Once more, the State of Illinois has an opportunity to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It should act to do so quickly. The ERA quite simply establishes gender equality under the law.
The crop of newly elected politicians from last week’s elections are likely to increase profits for banks while further cutting public sector workers’ pensions.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is the center of gravity of left and progressive politics in the United States today. Over the past two decades it has grown steadily in size, sophistication, and impact. Today its membership listed on the CPC website is 68 Representatives and one Senator.
The Service Contract Act is obscure, and the Department of Labor has to police every complaint, so sometimes it's just overlooked.
"Nothing illustrates more how much the political system is rigged in favor of the wealthy," warn critics of the bill
In another boon for U.S. billionaires, Congressional Republicans are planning to ring in this year's Tax Day with a vote to repeal the federal estate tax.
Low-wage workers compromise more than 70 percent of individuals enrolled in federal and state-run poverty assistance programs
Stagnant wages and declining employer-provided benefits mean that low-wage workers in the United States are increasingly reliant on federal and state-run public assistance programs.
There’s one group of people in this country who probably get less sympathy than anyone else: felons.
If you’re a convicted felon, very few Americans care about your plight. Can’t find a job or an apartment because of your record? Too bad, we tell them, you shouldn’t have committed a crime.
Speaking with news outlets for the first time, witness says victim did not have possession of Taser as officer initially claimed
In a show of electoral strength by anti-union Republicans in Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives easily passed legislation Thursday to curb an effort by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to ease procedures for union organizing. Passed by the Senate earlier this month, the measure now heads to the…
The Fight for 15 and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) have joined together to demand that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees should earn at least $15 an hour, including contract workers such as the janitors provided by Aramark in a controversial privatization of school sanitation that has provoked protests by…
Of the numerous problems Rahm Emanuel is facing in his campaign for reelection as Chicago's mayor, two in particular stand out.
One, Emanuel is widely perceived as anti-worker and anti-union while being a close ally to the city's financial elites. (He used to work as an investment banker, after all.)
Proposal, columnist writes, 'is based on an economic philosophy that has failed the country and its people savagely in the past and inevitably will do so again.' Revealing their commitment to ravaging critical safety net programs while accommodating corporations and the ultra-wealthy, the Republican-controlled House unveiled on Tuesday a budget proposal (pdf)…