Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.
Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.
Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."
The Republican Party, supporting Social Security cuts and attacks on pensions, has declared war on retirees.
The national decline in union membership and soaring wage inequity are inescapable twin realities that make absurd the blaming of unions for fiscal problems.
Proposals would improve the solvency of state programs, reach more workers in need, and make the UI program more responsive to economic downturns.
Union members are happier with their lives than nonunion workers. Makes sense, right? Now comes a study that proves it.
"Every few months you guys dream up something new to torture the associates with."
If Service Employees win, it would be the largest union election and organizing victory in Minnesota history and one of the largest in the U.S. in the last several years.
Letter carriers are concerned about the privatization threat and the threat to eliminate Saturday delivery, and about attempts to end door to door delivery service altogether.