Responding to Crain’s: “Illinois policymakers have favored corporate interests.”

A response from Glen Brown to Crain’s Chicago Business. We are tired of skewed coverage regarding so-called pension reform, and we are tired of the media’s omission of the most significant facts about public pension debt and anyone who talks or writes about “spending money on pensions overtakes spending on children’s education,” or the state’s […]

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Teacher union shows membership numbers stabilizing but they can’t seem to get it right on presidential endorsements.

Janus was supposed to spell the end of public employee unions. When the Supreme Court ruled against the unions and ended the right to a union shop, membership was expected to decline. It seems to have declined, but not by as much as was expected by union busters and union leaders. The National Education Association’s […]

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Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Chesa Boudin is running for San Francisco District Attorney.

A social justice reform prosecutor. It sounds like an oxymoron in a country that has 25% of the world’s prisoners. Our prison population rate is the highest in the world. Our criminal justice system is racist and targeted at poor people and Brown and Black people. We have a cash bail system that jails the […]

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“Retiree health care is probably the most important expense most retirees have, and without health care coverage, people — senior people — have more than they can pay.”

Chicago Sun-Times. Retired Cook County workers are entitled to county health care even if they later worked elsewhere. An appellate court rejected a Cook County retirement board’s “last-employer” rule. The court’s decision allows retired county employees to keep their county health care even if they go on to another employer. In an opinion released last […]

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The IPI calls me a Red for defending pensions. I don’t mind. But Glen Brown explains how our defined benefit pensions benefit the capitalist system.

Ah, let us not forget that defined-benefit pension plans have an economic impact of several hundred billion dollars each year and support several million American workers in their jobs; they contribute over a hundred billion dollars to annual local, state, and federal revenue, while reducing government expenditures; they also provide capital to the financial markets, […]

Read More The IPI calls me a Red for defending pensions. I don’t mind. But Glen Brown explains how our defined benefit pensions benefit the capitalist system.