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Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

* From today’s Tribune editorial

Thus far, Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t made an Illinois right-to-work law his priority. And with so many union-friendly Democrats (and some Republicans) in his legislature, we don’t know that he will.

Was the edit board on vacation in January and early February? Did they miss his State of the State address?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

45 Comments
  1. - a drop in - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:24 am:

    Believe me, a right-to-work law is one of his priorities. 2016, 2018 however long it take to flip the Illinois house/senate. With Chicago a large percentage of the state, this may not be easily doable. But that’s his goal.


  2. - Norseman - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:24 am:

    That’s what you get when you outsource your brain trust.


  3. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:28 am:

    These are the same people who dumped their union printer and drivers and named the new complex “Freedom Center.”

    What would they know about right to work?


  4. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:28 am:

    It maybe the goal for Rauner, but in Illinois the State legislature is controlled by people who represent the unions first and foremost. Sure, it’s going to be hard to compete with surrounding states which have right to work laws but… Illinois doesn’t really care. How many factories are coming to Chicago ? Chicago gets non- union white collar jobs that unions aren’t going to organize. Things could be worse, what if Indiana or Wisconsin puts their state income rate lower than Illinois’ top rate?


  5. - chi - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:32 am:

    I love how they willfully and openly ignore the economic studies showing lower wages and higher poverty in “right to work for less” states.

    “Business friendly” is beginning to just mean “how many rights and how much power and money does your state take away from the non-rich”? Under this definition, Alabama circa 1850 was mighty business friendly.

    And I’ll say it again. Since when do we aspire to Iowa and Indiana? They are not good places to live, work and raise a family, compared to Illinois.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:32 am:

    “Dear Tribune,

    More facts, less propaganda.

    Signed,

    Pravda”

    Letters to the Editor;

    “Dear Tribube Editorial Board,

    All is well.

    Chip Diller
    Faber College ‘67″

    @FakeStatehouseChick - Today I’ll tweet that @FakeGovRauner should lay off unions, ignoring the Editoral board, ignoring the last few weeks #WhateverMyBossSays #CoOpted


  7. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:34 am:

    They don’t read their own paper. Since state of the state, it’s been filled with news stories, columns, guest editorials and letters on Rauner and right to work.

    They couldn’t have missed them. They just don’t read their own paper.

    It’s embarrassing, like reading The Onion.


  8. - In the Middle - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:35 am:

    I think Mother Tribune is getting a bit delusional in her old age.


  9. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:37 am:

    Continuing the editorial muses about ‘The new smart promotion from Bruce Rauner, called “Lose your LIHEAP buy a jacket!”.


  10. - Arsenal - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:38 am:

    I guess they mean that since he hasn’t formally introduced a state-wide RTWFL bill, it’s not his priority. But by that token, then, his only priority is his Magical Beans budget…which he has to introduce anyway. So what is he there for, exactly?


  11. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:39 am:

    @FakeTribEdBoard - we would read what the newspaper reports, we’re just too dang busy making up narratives to see if they even mirror some fact #WorkingOnAprilEditorialsNow


  12. - Arsenal - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:39 am:

    “Sure, it’s going to be hard to compete with surrounding states which have right to work laws”

    Weird that the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t really consider it a problem.


  13. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:40 am:

    Thus far, Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t made an Illinois right-to-work law his priority.

    Thus far, the Chicago Tribune board hasn’t made anyone believe anything.


  14. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:41 am:

    Thus far, Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t made an Illinois right-to-work law his priority.

    DOPE


  15. - DuPage - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:44 am:

    I heard they are going try to pass RTW in Wisconsin, possibly today or in the next few days.


  16. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:45 am:

    Sunday’s Chicago Tribune Editorial:

    Rauner’s Budget Address Is Blueprint For Compassionate Government

    Might as well be as phony as possible…


  17. - MrJM - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:49 am:

    “Rauner hasn’t made an Illinois right-to-work law his priority.”

    The Tribune’s most demonstrably inaccurate statement since “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN”?

    – MrJM


  18. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:49 am:

    Thus far, Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t made an Illinois right-to-work law his priority.

    Thus far, this new Samsung phone is great! Just needed to add my nickname.


  19. - Obama's Puppy - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:50 am:

    I guess the 1% is jealous of the .01% and let the rest of us work more for less. Why don’t they just declare Bruce king of the world and go have brunch at the Country Club.


  20. - The Equalizer - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:53 am:

    Why again do people continue to quote such a blatant propaganda rag like the Tribune? Pravda is an eclxcellent parallel here.


  21. - Walter Mitty - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:56 am:

    Mr. JM… You win.
    Sincerely,
    Everyone


  22. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:56 am:

    Mr.JM, I don’t think you have to go back that far. Last week the Tribbies opined that Rauner had proposed an “honest” budget.


  23. - railrat - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 10:06 am:

    RTW is a GOP “National Priority” is it not? Trib should do more to bolster sports department…


  24. - Avery's Binky - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 10:21 am:

    And in other news…
    Shock Office in D.C. In Need of Update
    95th District Fills Vacancy with Seasoned Veteran
    Unseasonably Warm Winter Weather This Past Week


  25. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 10:34 am:

    Rauner has already begun his attack on unions with a particularly-timed EO and lawsuit. He made sure to kick labor in the jimmies right as labor sat down and tried to work with its new boss.

    “I heard they are going try to pass RTW in Wisconsin, possibly today or in the next few days.”

    We know who’s sad right now in Illinois. I seriously doubt that right to work will pass in Illinois. There are key voices in this state who oppose right to work, either directly or indirectly. Greg Hinz recently did an article supporting unions. I’ve seen other journalists and editorials that are critical of Rauner and his policies on unions.

    Many are not gullible enough to believe that the super-wealthy and their politicians care about the First Anendment rights of working stiffs in regards to union membership. Their true motive is to break unions and control as much of government and the economy as possible.

    I have confidence also that we won’t allow ourselves to be blackmailed into stripping unions so that jobs come to Illinois. Jobs were plentiful at times that union membership was much higher–overall in America.


  26. - Anon - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 10:38 am:

    Is there an update on BVR’s “operational solution” to make individual state agencies set aside the fair share dues after the Comptroller rebuffed him? Payday is tomorrow.


  27. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 10:48 am:

    - It’s embarrassing, like reading The Onion. -

    C’mon Word, The Onion has far more journalistic integrity, credibility, and intelligence than the trib. No need to insult them.


  28. - From the 'Dale to HP - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 11:07 am:

    When it comes to state and local issues, the Trib Ed board is utterly useless and nearing irrelevancy, if they haven’t become so already. Really disappointing what has happened there.


  29. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 11:12 am:

    Tribune editorial board = Rauner tool.


  30. - duh - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 11:22 am:

    “his legislature”???

    I didn’t realize he owned and controlled the legislature. My bad.


  31. - How Ironic - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 11:22 am:

    Next big Trib editorial, to muse about what tropical locations the Pension Fund will be going to during it’s ‘holiday’.


  32. - Mokenavince - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 11:59 am:

    Rhetoric is normal and people say all kinds of things. Reality is Right to works is a red herring, we need pension reform, and workers comp. reform. I’m sure the unions know this.
    Government unions never were a great idea, other unions also know this. It’s time Illinois politician’s look around them and get Illinois into the game. We are the laughing stock of the Mid-west. The majority of my family moved to Indiana. And the rest of them are thinking of moving any place but here.


  33. - Mad Brown - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 12:07 pm:

    Don’t move to New Jersey. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/23/chris-christie-pension-cuts_n_6738860.html


  34. - Stones - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 12:07 pm:

    Tribune Editorial Board:

    Credibility is key.

    Signed,
    Brian Williams
    NBC


  35. - Avery's Binky - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 1:01 pm:

    Stones shoots, he scores!!!!


  36. - Illinoisvoter - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 1:27 pm:

    Have a miss by the editorial board and get scoped
    by a foreign paper on a local on the same day.
    Ouch.


  37. - Tired of nonsense - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 1:54 pm:

    By all means, yes. Let’s force workers to contribute money to a private political club, against their will, just so they can work. I wonder what those opposing right to work would say if this was a Red state and the union supported republicans.

    CAN YOU SAY HIPPOCRACY?


  38. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 2:12 pm:

    Gee I don’t know -
    If Illinois was a red state and the unions supported republicans, my forced wages would be contributing money to a private political club against my will, just so I can work.

    Well - that’s what we did when we were a red state.

    AND not only can I say “hypocrisy” - I’m smart enough to know how it is spelled!


  39. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 2:13 pm:

    –CAN YOU SAY HIPPOCRACY?–

    Government by large herbivorous mammals?


  40. - MikeMacD - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 2:33 pm:

    Capitol Fax

    I come for the information.

    I stay for the laughs.


  41. - RNUG - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 4:20 pm:

    == Don’t move to New Jersey. ==

    Lots of interesting parallels there …


  42. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 5:14 pm:

    I haven’t read the trib since it began to cost $129 per year. There are plenty of free news sources and nothing essential in the trib, for me. Besides, I don’t like their management–never have. I feel sorry for working journalists. Fewer and fewer gold watches and unbought publishers.


  43. - Macbeth - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:18 pm:

    Nothing about Christie’s smackdown yesterday?

    Very strange. Parallels abound.

    Are you aware of the decision?


  44. - Norseman - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 9:56 pm:

    Christie’s smackdown was referenced in one or two Chi reporter tweets. The latest is that in addition to an appeal he’s going to propose further pension cuts. What a JERK!


  45. - RNUG - Tuesday, Feb 24, 15 @ 10:22 pm:

    == Are you aware of the decision? ==

    - Macbeht -

    Yes, I’ve read it. NJ decision doesn’t directly affect Illinois, plus it’s pretty much a first level decision that will be / is being appeal to their Supreme Court. I agree the parallels are interesting: police powers argument, constitutional protection, diminishment, millionaire’s tax, contract law based decision.

    That tells you the people behind all this, on both sides, are using the same playbook in the various states.

    I’m willing to bet seven justices and/or their clerks read it today.


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