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      A WJBC-AM commentary on the Minimum Wage referendum. http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php?pt=WJBC+Forum%3A+Time+to+change+the+minimum+wage&id=163661&is_corp=0

      “ If we knew then what we know now” On Feb 11, 2011 newly elected Governor Scott Walker dropped a bomb on Wisconsin labor, including me and my fellow educators. He proposed a bill called Act 10, that would effectively take away all of our collective bargaining rights. Despite our efforts the bill eventually passed and the pain followed right behind.
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      The building of Normal, Illinois’ Uptown Station created 140,000 hours of work for construction workers in at least 13 different crafts, who were then suffering the highest unemployment rates of their careers. The station connects Amtrak, local transit, intercity buses, bicycling, autos and pedestrians.
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      Who said it?  Illinois Republican Governor candidate Bruce Rauner or C. Montgomery Burns, the wealthiest man on the Simpsons? a) I am adamantly, adamantly against raising the minimum wage. b) No. Not every job should be in America. c) Counties and municipalities, if the state allows them to, can choose for themselves whether to be right-to-work.
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      For most of President Obama’s tenure, the White House and the nation’s labor movement have been anything but best friends. Unions were disappointed when the White House refused to restructure banks during the financial crisis. They were exasperated by its unwillingness to protect union members’ gold-plated health care plans in the Affordable Care Act.
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      Referendum: Raise the minimum wage

      A WJBC-AM commentary on the Minimum Wage referendum. http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php.

      From Wisconsin & Rauner - if we only knew then what we knew now

      “ If we knew then what we know now” On Feb 11, 2011 newly elected Governor Scott Walker dropped a bomb on Wisconsin labor, including me and my fellow educators. He proposed a bill called Act 10, that would effectively take away all of our collective bargaining rights. Despite our efforts the bill eventually passed and the pain followed right behind.
      Read More...

      Uptown station spurred economic development

      The building of Normal, Illinois’ Uptown Station created 140,000 hours of work for construction workers in at least 13 different crafts, who were then suffering the highest unemployment rates of their careers. The station connects Amtrak, local transit, intercity buses, bicycling, autos and pedestrians.
      Read More...

      Who said it? Rauner or Mr. Burns?

      Who said it?  Illinois Republican Governor candidate Bruce Rauner or C. Montgomery Burns, the wealthiest man on the Simpsons? a) I am adamantly, adamantly against raising the minimum wage. b) No. Not every job should be in America. c) Counties and municipalities, if the state allows them to, can choose for themselves whether to be right-to-work.
      Read More...

      White House more friendly to unions?

      For most of President Obama’s tenure, the White House and the nation’s labor movement have been anything but best friends. Unions were disappointed when the White House refused to restructure banks during the financial crisis. They were exasperated by its unwillingness to protect union members’ gold-plated health care plans in the Affordable Care Act.
      Read More...


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