By: Diane Benjamin
Reforming pensions should be the Constitutional amendment on the November 8th ballot. It isn’t, that is more than enough reason to vote NO on the amendment that is on the ballot. Pension debt keeps rising as it eats at least 25% of the State budget. Fixing pensions isn’t ever a priority!
The way the amendment is presented on the ballot sounds more like a threat, they will call a convention?
Here is why this amendment is on the ballot: Unions were really upset with the Supreme Court ruling in Janus. https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/all-you-need-to-know-about-janus-v-afscme-and-right-to-work
That decision said employees did not have to pay union dues to keep their job. Amendment 1 voids the Supreme court decision and forces all workers to pay union dues if a union exists. It also gives unions the right to negotiate more benefits which YOU WILL PAY FOR.
All of the other wording in the amendment is already federal law – the right to organize.
See who is spending MILLIONS to pass this amendment, it isn’t about workers rights as they claim! https://www.illinoissunshine.org/committees/35957/