1. Most of these words are not mine. I listened to an emotional & heartfelt video of @KashJackson2018 speaking his mind. We as the people of Illinois need to work together to end the corrupt political system & rigged election system in #Illinois. NOW! #TwIll #RestoreIllinois
3. .@realDonaldTrump & @jeffsessions need to regain interest in #Illinois. We are ready 2 Drain the Illinois swamp & we need leadership and resources to do so. I call on honest lawyers that are just as fed up as the people of Illinois to step up & help the people of ILlinois SUE!
For reference, the overall results show a very close race in a swingy district that went Obama/Obama/Trump, and was originally drawn for a conservative Dem incumbent, but has been Republican since 2014. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
The candidates are two-term incumbent Mike Bost (R) and St. Clair County state's attorney Brendan Kelly (D). Bost won 54-40 in 2016, with the Green Party candidate taking 6%.
1) Based on recommendation of officials in FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility, AG Jeff Sessions fired McCabe late Friday for good cause. Dismissal occurred less than 2 days before McCabe was planning to retire & become eligible to receive lucrative pension benefits.
2) "After an extensive and fair investigation and according to DOJ procedure, the Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)," Sessions said.
THREAD: What is the #JanusvAFSCME case, which the Supreme Court heard yesterday, about? What is the expected result and the aftermath?
1/ In #JanusvAFSCME, the Supreme Court is considering whether to overturn a prior case that allowed public sector unions to establish “agency shop” arrangements with their government employers, which require the union to represent the interests of all employees.
2/ The arrangement requires unions to represent non-union employees. It also requires non-union employees to pay a "fair share" fee so they don't free ride on the efforts of the union, which are primarily funded through member dues.
THREAD: What is wage theft, why is it an epidemic in Illinois, and how will I stop it? #twill
1/ "Wage theft" is when an employer fails to pay an employee wages that they're owed. For example, if your employer doesn't pay you overtime that you worked, that's wage theft.
2/ It's also wage theft when an employer doesn't pay the minimum wage or doesn't give you vacation pay that you're entitled to. Wage theft also occurs when an employer calls you an "independent contractor" when you're not.