By: Diane Benjamin
They not only want a bailout from the Federal government, they want their members to demand a bailout.
Meanwhile AFSCME is scheduled for automatic pay increases of $261 million: https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-scheduled-to-give-261m-in-automatic-pay-raises-to-state-workers/
Excerpts from an email sent to members yesterday:
Illinois has been irresponsible with tax dollars for decades. Why should taxpayers in other states pay Illinois’s bills?
The unfunded liabilities in Illinois can not be paid. Throwing money in a black hole won’t pay pensions.
If AFSCME demanded their raises be cancelled while so many Illinoisans are not allowed to work, they would have credibility. They won’t, it’s all about them not what’s right.