It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called “fair share” dues paid by workers who don’t join a union.
The Republican said Monday he has signed an executive order erasing what he says is a “critical cog in the corrupt bargain crushing taxpayers.” He says forcing non-union employees to pay union dues requires them to fund political activity they don’t agree with.
He says he took action after a U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year that found the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act violated the First Amendment by mandating involuntary union dues.
originally posted by: xuenchen
One SEIU local president said the governor's top priority is to ruin the lives of working families in Illinois.
Looking at some of the things he campaigned on I actually like many such as term limits spending on infrastructure but I do wonder why a man spends 27 million of his own money to get a job paying in the thousands.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
We really need to get a law that completely prohibits entities from donating funds to political candidates. he Supreme Court ruling that money = speech was BS and needs to be changed.
originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: Xcathdra
I can certainly respect that.
Americans for Tax Reform is a good example of an association which I do support.