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Sign our petition today!

Date: 
10/18/2015

Please take a moment to sign our petition, add your name to a growing list of Illinoisans who believe that the Governor needs to work in the truly cooperative manner he promised when he took office:

It's Time to Move On, Governor

Citizen Action/Illinois Statement on Rauner Budget Veto

Date: 
06/29/2015

Statement By William McNary on

Governor’s Veto of State Budget Bills

 

Citizen Action/Illinois Statement on Rauner Budget Veto

Date: 
06/29/2015

Statement By William McNary on

Governor’s Veto of State Budget Bills

 

The Truth About So-Called "Right to Work" Laws

Date: 
05/21/2015

We are pleased to feature a guest blog post by Tom Suhrbur. Tom grew up in a union family in Cicero, Illinois. He received a BA and MA in U.S. history at the UIC and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in labor history from NIU. Tom is co-author of a book "Union Brotherhood, Union Town: The History of the Chicago Carpenters' Union, 1863-1987." He also taught social studies for 17 years.  His last teaching job was at Geneva HS (Illinois). He is a recently retired union organizer for the Illinois Education Association and is currently the Vice-President of the Illinois Labor History Society.

Turnaround Agenda Local Actions

Date: 
04/27/2015

Governor Rauner, ALEC and the Koch Brothers have teamed up to gut worker protections in Illinois. The Rauner Turnaround Agenda is designed to follow the strategy used in Wisconsin and Indiana to gut worker protections in the name of worker and local government rights.

The good news is that the "Turnaround Agenda" is meeting stiff resistance throughout Illinois, with only 46 local governments taking up the resolution and only 22 passing it.  Even more telling, 15 of the 22 areas that passed the resolution have a population of less than 7,000 people.

ILLINOIS RIGHTS AT WORK CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

Date: 
04/09/2015

New blog from Citizen Action/Illinois Co-director Lynda DeLaforgue on Governor Rauner's crusade to crush organized labor and the middle class in Illinois