Right to Work heats up

By:  Diane Benjamin Get the facts on Right to Work.  The unions will be in Lexington next Monday.  They will win unless the Council has a spine, they will need your help. http://www.rebootillinois.com/2015/03/11/editors-picks/kari-lydersen/right-to-work-zones-key-to-prosperity-for-illinois-or-rauners-pipe-dream/34617/ http://www.rebootillinois.com/2015/03/03/editors-picks/mike-mish-shedlock/il-policy-institute-to-il-chamber-of-commerce-come-on-over-to-right-to-work/34106/ Below is what the a union sent to their members: Brothers and Sisters, I’m sure that you know by now that […]


CHICAGO – Last week’s latest credit downgrade may have been the final blow. The legacy of political boss Mike Madigan may finally be at stake. The unresolved state employee pension crisis and the mounting unpaid obligations seems to have pushed Madigan to his limits. Of course, it’s hard to tell with him. But if the […]


The ‘We Are One’ coalition’s Mike Carrigan responded to House Speaker Mike Madigan’s dismissal of their suggested Pension Summit with an op-ed published HERE, a source funded by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Carrigan wrote: We Are One Illinois regrets that Speaker Madigan has indicated he will not participate in the Pension Summit proposed by […]

Union Steward Paid $100K By Taxpayers Attends Rally Advocating Against Them

It’s Easy To Attend Rallies When You’re Paid By Jarrett Skorup | Dec. 13, 2012 | Follow Jarrett Skorup on Twitter In response to the legislature taking up a right-to-work bill, Maryanne Levine, the president of the Chippewa Valley School District local union drew a parallel to the actions of Adolf Hitler. “We must close union offices, […]

Right to Work States vrs Unions

The biggest problem in politics?  Liars! MEA Misleads on Oklahoma Right-to-Work Numbers In the past decade, Oklahoma jobs are up 3.8 percent while Michigan is down 13.8 percent By JARRETT SKORUP | Nov. 30, 2012 |  Follow Jarrett Skorup on Twitter If Michigan were to become a right-to-work state, unions could no longer force members to financially support them. Around the county, […]

Socialists Outline Democrats’ Agenda for Next Two Years

November 29, 2012, 9:15 am By Trevor Loudon Contrary to popular opinion, the US Democratic Party does not set much of its own policy. Democrat policy is actually dictated by the labor unions and radical think tanks, such as the Center for American Progress, and the Institute for Policy Studies. The unions are dominated by the US’s largest Marxist […]


After his meteoric ascent to the top of the American political arena in the country’s history, we are now in the midst of witnessing one of the most stunning collapses of any man ever to hold the office of President of the United States. Over the past few weeks we have begun to see the […]

Bin Laden is dead and what?

Joe Biden, Joe Biden New favorite line – Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. Sorry Joe, GM filed for bankruptcy after we the taxpayers shoveled tons of money at them.  In fact, they still owe of $50 billion.  And, they are getting ready to file for bankruptcy again.  See previous post: http://blnnews.com/2012/08/20/so-obama-saved-the-car-industry/ Joe, you […]

Don’t laugh, but Democrats need Republicans in Illinois

by Diane Benjamin Democrats control the Illinois House Democrats control the Illinois Senate The Governor if a Democrat . . . and they have been in the majority for a long time.  But they can’t pass anything to fix the fiscal mess in Illinois because Republicans aren’t helping.  Sure.  In other words, the Republicans haven’t […]

Rent the U-Haul NOW!

Progressive income tax: Brought to you by Illinois unions 8/21/2012 by Paul Kersey Director of Labor Policy Illinois Policy Institute A coalition of progressive groups is beginning to coalesce around a proposal to create a progressive income tax in Illinois.  Under their plan state income tax rates will increase as one reaches higher incomes, up […]

Unions BUY Tari Renner

Local 99 – Plumbers and Pipefitters PAC gave Tari Renner $10,000 for his mayor campaign:  http://tinyurl.com/catcjyu Compare it to Steve Stockton’s 2009 mayor campaign:  http://tinyurl.com/bqryeao Mayor Stockton loaned his campaign $12,000.  Cash and in-kind contributions of $10,660 are listed. Mayor Stockton defeated Tari Renner in the last election.  The Local 99 contribution means Tari Renner […]

Some (?) Illinois Public Sector Union Members Want to Tax the Rich

Now that Gov Quinn has decided pensions have to be reformed, what do some teachers think? Below are excerpts from a Twitter conversation I had with 2 teachers responding to the BLNNews post concerning pensions: The names were removed to protect their privacy.  Keep in mind, Twitter users have to abbreviate because tweets are only […]