Mayor Emanuel caved to the teachers union last year to end the strike. Now they want him fired. Speaker Madigan is now being taken to court by the unions after finally pushing for pension reform.
The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike over a 30% salary raise, Illinois unions resist any pension reform, and Wisconsin union membership dramatically declined in the wake of CBA reform.
As Hostess sends almost 18,000 employees home, big labor will celebrate a win. But what about those individuals now facing an unemployed Christmas?
Despite the emotional rhetoric used to support it, the minimum wage increases unemployment and drastically harms those who it is intended to help.
Driven by idealistic dreams of life in America, foreign exchange students are finding themselves greeted instead by high costs, low wages, and dashed hopes.
More young people would be able to get jobs if the minimum wage were reduced.
Chocolate has a reputation as a delectable, sinful treat ... but the real sin is in its production, where poverty-stricken workers toil for unending hours at slave wages.