Category Archives: wage theft

Divide and Conquer: “This proposal would devastate retirees and their surviving spouses.”

Cities and state politicians have simply refused to pay their legally required pension obligations for decades. They have borrowed from and/or created bonds based on pension systems. By continued underfunding (theft by taking owed money and giving it to others) … Continue reading

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TEACHERS – PUERTO RICO – WAGE THEFT – CHICAGO – PENSIONS – ILLINOIS – CALIFORNIA – etc.

While viewing John Oliver’s show about the financial onslaught in Puerto Rico by vulture capitalists such as hedge fund managers, crisis investors, giant banks and other economic slaughter masters, suddenly the words blurred. Instead of Puerto Rico, the words became … Continue reading

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The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) visits Florida retired teachers

The Little Giant that began the legal suit to the Illinois Supreme Court that successfully defended the constitutional rights of retired Illinois teachers’ pensions met with those retirees who presently live in Florida. I attended the Sarasota meeting in mid-February, … Continue reading

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Who is stealing from teachers? Sh-h-h. It’s a trade secret.

After several years of being made to seem like another crazy “conspiracy theory” by corporate media coverage of teacher pension theft, the pension theft pattern has emerged into the open. There can no longer be a conspiracy (secret plan of … Continue reading

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Why did retired teacher Roberta Rebb die the Sunday before Christmas?

Roberta Rebb was a genuinely good person and an excellent teacher who had taken early retirement for health reasons. Most people ask how old she was or what disease she died from. It is most important in Roberta’s life to … Continue reading

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12 Public Education Memes from 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, memes attempt to add a few words to increase the thousand and thereby add even more meaning. Here are a dozen of the memes I created and used in my 2015 blog. … Continue reading

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Teachers and police officers may school Rahm.

Rahm is too connected to jail. Or… is he? The Chief of Police was fired by Rahm for covering up a police murder. Covered up and paid millions in taxpayer money to the family of the murdered 17 year old … Continue reading

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from a loyal teachers union member – Dear NEA Retired: HOW DARE YOU!

Today, August 17, I received the new Summer 2015 issue of neaTODAY: for NEA-Retired Members with the following cover article: NO PLANS TO RETIRE! ~ 87-year-old school counselor’s high-touch, personal approach boosts student success.   NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia … Continue reading

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Are you and your family being threatened by a governor who wants to cut funding?

Gov. Bruce Rauner, Your attacks on my hard-earned teacher pension personally threaten me and my wife. You are also unwittingly (?) threatening a degree of social unrest that frightens even your fellow conservative billionaires and yourself. The article in today’s … Continue reading

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Rahmeconomics 101: taught by no teacher to anyone, anywhere…

Rahmeconomics 101 – Let’s see how this works? 1) Steal earned benefits, pension fund money, by repeatedly not paying it and using the money for give-aways to political cronies and their expensive projects. 2) Blame the victims of your theft … Continue reading

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