Chicago teachers highest paid among nation’s 50 largest school districts

By Illinois Policy Institute on Friday, April 1st, 2016 in Spending

CHICAGO –The Chicago Teachers Union, or CTU, on Feb. 1 rejected Chicago Public Schools’, or CPS’, contract offer, which would have provided salary increases for teachers but required that they contribute fully to their pensions. Given CTU’s rejection of the contract – and the vitriol that CTU officials directed at CPS after the district’s Feb. […]

Labor Day poll shows popular support for Right-to-Work laws

By Illinois Policy Institute on Monday, September 1st, 2014 in Unions

CHICAGO – As is their custom around Labor Day, the Gallup Organization has released a nationwide poll on attitudes toward labor unions. While a majority of Americans still approve of unions, their support is close to an all-time low. And support for Right-to-Work laws is strong.