How Can Illinois Get Back on Its Feet?

National Right to Work Committee

From January 2009, just a few months before the trough of the 2008-2009 recession, through July 2014, seasonally-adjusted nonfarm payroll employment across the U.S. increased by 5.0 million, or 3.8%. By historical standards, this is a very weak recovery.

Open the school board meetings

By Erika Stutzman, dailycamera.com

Proposition 104 would change the Colorado statutes to make school board meetings, and meetings between district representatives and teachers’ unions, open to the public if collective bargaining is to be discussed.

Labor unions weren’t about to negotiate over Act 10

By David Fladeboe, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

A recent Journal Sentinel editorial concerning Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-saving Act 10 reforms attempts to take readers to an alternate universe, complete with happily negotiated labor contracts and good governance that didn’t require hard decisions from lawmakers in Madison (“A trip to Scott Walker’s parallel universe where Act 10 never happened,” Our View, Oct. 21) .