It’s not a workers rights amendment

By Diane Benjamin Remember when we defeated the Progressive Income Tax amendment? Amendment 1 will be on the November ballot, it must be defeated too. This Amendment hands power to government unions that shouldn’t exist at all.  They shouldn’t exist because they elect people to negotiate their own contracts.  We just get the bills. Amendment […]

Prevailing Wage – Really?

By:  Diane Benjamin Who runs this state?  It isn’t the people paying the bills! See this site: This link shows how much government if FORCED to pay in McLean County for labor: It is the law in Illinois that any project funded by taxpayers has to pay the prevailing wage rate.  Try that […]

Fly on the Wall: Prevailing Wage

Illinois has a law – union labor only needs to apply for construction contracts.  Of course, they call it paying “prevailing wage” and require apprentice programs. Tonight Bloomington wants to require union labor for construction in TIF districts – like a new hotel downtown.  Free market labor NOT welcome. Can anybody think of a union […]