Posts tagged Illinois AFL-CIO

    For Whom Do Illinois Union Leaders Work?

    August 8, 2022 // The Illinois Policy Institute discovered during the 2021 Illinois legislative session that government unions had intentionally thwarted three pieces of bipartisan legislation that would have helped their members. Why? Because those bills could have threatened union leaders’ power and influence. The benefits of these pieces of legislation were clear. The reason they were defeated is clear, too: The union leaders did not want them, and they used their power to get their way. Classrooms First Act, Rita Mayfield, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Illinois Education Association, Nurse Licensure Compact, Sarah Feigenholtz, Senate Licensed Activities Committee, Senate Licensed Activities Committee, Fraternal Order of Police, Illinois AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 31, Illinois Federation of Public Employees Local 4408, Teamsters Joint Council 25