Illinois lawmakers rejected Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s push for pension reform in the state’s lame duck sessions this week, leaving Illinois with nearly $100 billion in unpaid pension debt and the Democratic Party at odds with its labor base.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Orthodox Jews in the largely Hasidic enclave of Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood could soon find themselves represented in Congress by a politician who routinely uses anti-Semitic rhetoric and believes that Israel should never have been created.
At a time when public employee unions are increasingly under fire, one of the nation’s largest public-sector unions will elect a new president this week.
Two major public worker unions and AFSCME members are supporting a Democratic New York congressional candidate who has called Israel “the biggest terrorist in the world.”