Legislative Committee Adding Anti-Union Language to Legislative Agenda Thursday

You may remember the unhappiness of McHenry County Board members for being called out by Local 150 of the Interanation Union of Operating Engineers for allegedly violating the Open Meetings Act when Governor Bruce Rauner came to the Woodstock Opera … Continue reading

Union Dues Bid for Support by Illinois Democratic Governors Thwarted by U.S. Supreme Court

Taking a page from President Barack Obama’s governance by Executive Order, Governor Rod Blagojevich ordered the unionization of all home health care workers in 2003. (No, I am wrong. Blagojevich may have provided an example for Obama to follow.) The … Continue reading

Movin’ On to Woodstock March 15th to Support Wisconsin Union Protesters

Liberals in McHenry County are being solicited by MoveOn.org to gather in Woodstock Tuesday, March 15th, for a rally in support of teachers and other government workers in Wisconsin who lost some union privileges previously mandated by state laws. Coincidentally, … Continue reading

Scott Walker Supporters Air Ad Telling What Teachers’ Union Is About

The National Education Association is a pillar of the Democratic Party. But, most people don’t know what’s in the semi-public statement by former General Counsel Bob Chanin above. It’s now being aired on Wisconsin television stations by The Economic Freedom … Continue reading

$3.8 Million in Local School Employee Union Dues of Local School Employees

McHenry County Blog has surveyed school districts with major presences in McHenry County and discovered that union employees paid $3.8 million in dues during calendar year 2010. The total amount was $3,825,572. Contracts are typically for more than one year … Continue reading

Union Dues at McHenry High School District

Since McHenry High School District 156 has the hottest school board race in the county, I thought readers might like to know how much its employees spend in union dues. And the envelope, please… $109,331. There are 158 teachers. Operating … Continue reading

The Advice from Ray Bliss on Stirring Up Unions

When I was attending Oberlin College in the Ohio town named for it, a carload of Young Republicans drove to Columbus to hear U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield and state Republican Party Chairman Ray Bliss. Both were impressive. Hatfield was a … Continue reading