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AFSCME Contracts

In November,  Bruce Rauner was elected  to stand up to a powerful political ruling class and to make Illinois government live within its means.   As contract negotiations with the state’s largest public sector union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCSME) continue, the labor union has refused to make any concessions. Their […]


Pension Reform

Lawmakers should support shifting public employees to a defined contribution, 401(k)-style retirement plan, like what is seen in the private sector. It is time to move beyond the outdated defined benefit structure for Illinois' public employee pensions.