Posts tagged JB Pritzker
PRITZKER SIGNS BILL ALLOWING CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRINCIPALS TO UNIONIZE
February 13, 2023 // Chicago Public Schools principals already make nearly 30% more than their peers in the rest of the state. A newly signed law allows them to unionize and push for even more. Gov. J.B. Pritzker just signed a bill allowing principals within Chicago Public Schools to unionize and bargain. While supervisory employees have not traditionally had a right to unionize, House Bill 5107 redefines who constitutes a “managerial employee” within CPS. Under the new language, only those who negotiate with unions or formulate district-wide policies are prohibited from unionizing.
3RD ANNIVERSARY OF 2019 CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION STRIKE GIVES GLIMPSE OF AMENDMENT 1
October 19, 2022 // The Chicago Teachers Union has a history of demanding contract provisions far beyond wages and benefits. If Amendment 1 passes in November, government unions such as CTU will have a right to demand virtually anything and go on strike to get those demands met.
Two states, two visions for the future of labor “Right-to-work” is on the ballot.
October 3, 2022 // Two economic papers published in the last year also reached different conclusions about the consequences of right-to-work laws. The first found right-to-work laws associated with increased manufacturing employment, increased employment, and greater upward mobility. The second found that right-to-work laws lower wages and unionization rates.
Illinois continues to lag national unemployment rate
August 23, 2022 // "The pandemic and the financial impact from the pandemic, compounded with unemployment, has made people more vulnerable," Ford said. "In the communities that have been traumatized by these issues, you will see more violence." State Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Teutopolis, blamed the state's handling of its unemployment fund for its failure to get people back to work. "For nearly two years, people could make more and stay home," Niemerg told The Center Square. "What did they think would happen?" Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub, State Rep. LaShawn Ford
Illinois Excludes Employees Subject to CBA Provisions from ‘One Day Rest in Seven’ Requirements
June 8, 2022 // Illinois had amended its “One Day Rest in Seven” Act (ODRISA) to impose additional meal period, day of rest, and notice requirements on employers, and to significantly increase the potential civil penalties for violations of the Act (see our article, Illinois Amends ‘One Day Rest in Seven’ Law, With Significant Revisions). A companion bill to these amendments, signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on May 27, 2022, adds to the list of employees exempt from the law’s day-of-rest requirements those “for whom work hours, days of work, and rest periods are established through the collective bargaining process.” ODRISA,
HOW AMENDMENT 1 COULD GIVE ILLINOIS MORE ARSONISTS AS FIRE CHIEFS
May 27, 2022 // Analysis by the Illinois Policy Institute shows the language of the amendment would allow abuses of unionization and collective bargaining rights to nullify more than 350 existing state statutes. The amendment creates new threats for a wide variety of sectors, including policing, child care services and education. The impact of Amendment 1 would likely be felt by virtually all Illinoisans – including children.
Illinois: Pritzker administration still won’t reveal unemployment fraud estimate
February 12, 2022 // From the third quarter of 2020 through the second quarter of 2021, a spreadsheet from the U.S. Department of Labor shows Illinois’ fraud rate for unemployment payouts was 8.4% of $5.1 billion, an indication of nearly $430 million in fraud during that time period.