Statement by William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois on HB 4248
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.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) _ Earlier today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a working draft of a proposal to rein in abusive low-dollar lending schemes such as payday, auto title and installment lending. The draft, presented at a field hearing in Richmond, VA, would require lenders to verify before making a loan that borrowers can pay it back on time, without re-borrowing, and still cover their basic necessities like rent, food and utilities.
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[Springfield] William McNary, Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, said “Governor Rauner’s budget gives a massive windfall to those needing it the least while defunding public services for those who need them the most. The budget the Governor unveiled today is a cold-blooded vision for the future of our state. Many of his proposals will wipe out years of building better working, economic, educational and health care opportunities for the families of Illinois.
Over the past few weeks, Governor Bruce Rauner has taken major steps to begin dismantling labor unions and the middle-class that the labor movement has built. Bruce Rauner's scheme to strip the rights of workers and weaken their unions by executve order is a blatantly illegal abuse of power. And we won't take it sitting down!