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  • Speak Out: 'I know why conservatives love Fox News'

    State workers who do not wish to belong to a labor union should be reduced to the minimum wage and no wage increases. There is no mechanism for a state supervisor to give raises to an individual hard-working employee. Scott Reeder and Bruce Rauner are...
  • College of DuPage reverses course, allows candidates forum

    College of DuPage reverses course, allows candidates forum
    The College of DuPage has reversed its decision to ban a forum for Board of Trustees candidates from taking place on campus, according to the union chief organizing the event. College officials could not be reached Wednesday to confirm that the ban has...
  • Letters to the editor

    Will merging local governments save money? Illinois is known for its many units of government, but it remains to be seen if government consolidation will save money or reduce total head count. The smaller units of government tend to pay less than...
  • Talks to avert MLS strike continue between players, league

    Talks to avert MLS strike continue between players, league
    Negotiations between Major League Soccer and its players union over a new collective bargaining agreement have gone to extra time. But there were signs Wednesday that a deal might be reached in time to prevent a walkout that would cancel this weekend&...
  • Matteson to avoid employee layoffs, for now

    Matteson to avoid employee layoffs, for now
    Police and fire union leaders are responding skeptically to the Matteson Village Board's decision Monday night to not lay off employees, including police and firefighters, at least for now, in reducing the village's large budget deficit. After a 45-...
  • For labor union cartoonist, these are lonely but busy days

    For labor union cartoonist, these are lonely but busy days
    A couple of weeks ago, a blood vessel burst in Gary Huck's left eye. It was the same day that Bruce Rauner, Illinois' new Republican governor, unveiled his state budget, calling for $6 billion in cuts to such sacred cows as the University of Illinois...
  • MLS and its players union continue negotiating without agreement as opener nears

    TUKWILA, Wash. The Seattle Sounders have begun game-week preparations for a weekend in which there may be no games. While the Sounders trained Tuesday for their scheduled Major League Soccer opener Sunday against the New England Revolution, captain...
  • Oak Lawn to appeal firefighters' back pay ruling

    Oak Lawn to appeal firefighters' back pay ruling
    At the urging of Village Manager Larry Deetjen, Oak Lawn trustees have agreed to appeal a recent ruling by the Illinois Labor Relations Board in favor of Oak Lawn firefighters in an ongoing, some say never-ending, legal battle with the village. The...
  • Choices for American workers

    It is so easy to take things for granted. The two-day weekend, the 40-hour work week, paid vacations, paid holidays, health insurance, a living wage. All these things constitute the foundations of our American way of life. Some people are under the...
  • Union members speak out against right-to-work in Wisconsin

    Electricians, pipe fitters, carpenters and other union members opposed to making Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state dominated more than 11 hours of testimony Monday on a fast-tracked proposal expected to pass the Legislature later in the week and be...
  • Union members speak out against right-to-work in Wisconsin

    Union members speak out against right-to-work in Wisconsin
    Electricians, pipefitters, carpenters and other union members opposed to making Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state dominated more than 11 hours of testimony Monday on a fast-tracked proposal expected to pass the Legislature later in the week and be...