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CTU is Overpaid, Yet Threatens to Strike

CTU is Overpaid, Yet Threatens to Strike

View as PDF Chicago — “Last week, the majority of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members authorized CTU to prepare to strike,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “This strike authorization vote and Wednesday night’s special meeting of CTU’s House of Delegates will determine what path the union will go down. Whatever

FDR Wanted Marines to Occupy The Chicago Tribune

FDR Wanted Marines to Occupy The Chicago Tribune

View as PDF Chicago — Recent unprecedented disclosures of government malfeasance have forced Americans to confront unpleasant truths about the nature of our government. Americans do not trust the government – and in record numbers. It is understandable, and equally troubling, then, for Americans to come to expect opaqueness from a government that commonly flouts the U.S. Constitution andthe laws intended to bind its authority. We shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that

Berwyn Township Property Tax Assessment Appeal Seminar

Berwyn Township Property Tax Assessment Appeal Seminar

View as PDF Berwyn, IL– Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will be holding a property tax assessment appeal seminar Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the Berwyn Public Library for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2016 property tax assessments. Berwyn Township is open for appeal August 22 through September 20, 2016. The seminar

Illinois News Network|Illinois’ rainy day fund running dry

Illinois News Network|Illinois’ rainy day fund running dry

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell,  was interviewed by Illinois News Network about the dire financial state of Illinois’ rainy day fund. States rely on “rainy day” funds to get by during an economic downturn to avoid raising taxes. The stopgap budget may have come to the temporary rescue of many state-run operations, but

Bread and Circuses: The F-35 Buzzes Over Chicago

Bread and Circuses: The F-35 Buzzes Over Chicago

CHICAGO — If the city of Chicago were a house, the State would have condemned it as blighted property long ago, bulldozing its rotten wood and crumbling concrete structure into a pile fit for a funeral pyre. Chicago hasn’t been condemned yet, despite the city’s abundance of bureaucrats, infamous history of government corruption and violence wrought upon its residents, and its atrocious financial standing. Chicago remains a dilapidated house, but one that’s on the verge of burning down in a self-inflicted economic arson fire.

Alton Daily News|Taxpayers Paying For Congresswoman’s Court Case

Alton Daily News|Taxpayers Paying For Congresswoman’s Court Case

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, interviewed by Alton Daily News about taxpayers paying for Duckworth’s court case. It’s the case that just won’t go away for U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, and it’s Illinois taxpayers who keep footing the bill. The cost to defend Duckworth in a recent worker retaliation case goes beyond the $26,000

Dispatches|Report: Severe fixes necessary for Illinois pensions

Dispatches|Report: Severe fixes necessary for Illinois pensions

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell,  was featured on Dispatches with John Biver, discussing TUA’s 10th Annual Report on Illinois State Pensions. Conservatives have failed so miserably in the information war that this line could be spoken by a policy analyst: “For many of these [government employee] pensioners they’re already recouping all of their contributions barely

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