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AFSCME's demands come at expense of neediest Illinoisans

Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute Oct. 18, 2016, 4:20pm

By demanding a larger share of the state’s limited resources, AFSCME is depleting state funds and keeping them from social service providers and other Illinoisans who most need them.

Educating workers about their right to opt out of union membership

Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 16, 2016, 9:02am

National Employee Freedom Week spotlights the ability of all Illinois workers – including state employees – to opt out of unions, and outlines the reforms needed to ensure true worker freedom.

HB 580, AFSCME undermine fair contract negotiations

Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute May 17, 2016, 6:37am

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed House Bill 580 on Monday, a bill that strips taxpayers of representation during the state’s negotiations with government-worker unions.