View release as a PDF CHICAGO – It’s politics as usual in Chicago, despite growing national attention to the government employee pension crisis, according to the president of one of the country’s largest taxpayer organizations. “Despite such articles as the Wall Street Journal’s 9/22/2012 ‘Pension Crisis’ proclamation, elected officials here and across the country seem
TUA’s press releases on the Chicago Teachers’ Union and CPS administrators was featured in the following article at Fox News Illinois. SPRINGFIELD – As striking Chicago public school teachers took to the streets to picket Monday, one taxpayer-minded organization criticized the current salaries of the district’s school administrators and teachers, saying they add up to
TUA’s release on the Chicago Teachers’ Union was featured in the following article at examiner.com. Chicago. When the rules were changed to make it harder for Chicago teachers to strike, administration officials quietly bragged that the union would never garner the necessary votes to authorize a walk-out. Then, officials arbitrarily eliminated contractual raises the teachers
Findings from TUA’s pension project on Charlotte, North Carolina, are featured in this story from WCNC NewChannel 36. To see video of the story, click below.
Findings from TUA’s pension project on Charlotte, North Carolina, are featured in this article from the Charlotte Observer. A taxpayer advocacy group on Wednesday called for North Carolina leaders to reform the state’s pension system for government employees, including paying workers a fair wage so they can save more for retirement. Taxpayers United of America
Findings from TUA’s pension project on Greensboro, North Carolina, are featured in this article from News & Record. An organization called Taxpayers United for America says state and local governments should reform their employee pension plans or face financial trouble down the road. It has provided information on pensions paid to local retired public employees.
View release as a PDF CHICAGO–Not only are Chicago homeowners going to see big increases in their property taxes due to the unconscionable 16% pay raise offered to striking Chicago government-school teachers, but the lavish, gold-plated pensions being paid to retired Chicago government teachers will result in additional hikes in their property taxes, according to
TUA’s release on the Chicago Teachers’ Union was featured at the Union Label. One of the main reasons that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is striking is over what they consider the “insult” of a mere 16 percent offered pay raise. They want a 30 percent raise. But Chicago’s teachers already make an average $76,000
View release as a PDF Charlotte—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of Charlotte Municipal and Mecklenburg County government retirees. “North Carolina lawmakers have only flirted with reforms of the government pension system, and not without boosting their own pensions,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly, Director of Outreach for
View release as a PDF CHICAGO–Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should, for once, take the side of Chicago taxpayers and fire the city’s striking teachers, said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Huge raises have been offered to striking teachers. Four percent raises per year would take the average salary of Chicago government-school
View release as a PDF Greensboro—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of Greensboro and Winston-Salem municipal, and Guilford and Forsyth County government retirees. “North Carolina lawmakers have only flirted with reforms of the government pension system, and not without boosting their own pensions,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly,
View release as a PDF CHICAGO–The news that well-paid Chicago government-school teachers have gone on strike because they didn’t get a 29% increase in salaries over 2 years draws attention from the even more outrageous salaries that Chicago government-school administrators are getting, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Our recently-obtained