August 23, 2012

Illinois Workers to Go to GOP Convention over Jobs

Workers at a northern Illinois factory whose jobs are being moved to China plan to travel to next week's Republican National Convention in Florida to try once again to get presidential candidate Mitt Romney to save their jobs.

The Rockford Register Star reports that organizers of the 170 workers at the Sensata Technologies plant in Freeport say in a statement they'll travel to the convention in Tampa, Fla.

Sensata is owned by Bain Capital and plans to close the Freeport factory at the end of the year. Romney once led Bain Capital but was no longer running the firm when it bought Sensata.

Sensata employees in Freeport have tried since earlier this year to get Romney to try to change the company's plans or visit the town.


August 21, 2012

Bipartisan Think Tank: Pension Cuts Won’t Solve Budget Mess

Last week, Illinois lawmakers failed to overhaul the state's pension systems. According to the state's Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, reducing state employees’ retirement benefits will still leave Illinois in a fiscal mess.


August 20, 2012

Gov. Quinn to Start Grassroots Campaign on Pension Reform

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to start a campaign to boost support for changes to state pension systems. Quinn has been in campaign mode for months, repeatedly bringing up to the media and legislators the importance of tackling the state’s massively underfunded pension system.


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