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  • Home healthcare ruling may inhibit growth of powerful union

    Home healthcare ruling may inhibit growth of powerful union
    The Service Employees International Union has been one of the fastest-growing unions in the country, a success story during a challenging time for labor. But the SEIU may have trouble maintaining its growth after Monday's Supreme Court decision allowing...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • Union-backed PAC blasts Rauner in TV ad

    Union-backed PAC blasts Rauner in TV ad
    A political action committee backed by public employee unions launched its first general election TV ad today, criticizing Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner over taxation of the elderly. Officials from the Illinois Freedom PAC would not...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
  • AFSCME worries over Supreme Court ruling on 'fair-share' fees

    AFSCME worries over Supreme Court ruling on 'fair-share' fees
    AFSCME, the union that represents state, county and city workers, has added 92,155 members since January, though its overall membership has sagged, and its president, Lee Saunders, expressed worry Monday that his union could be further harmed by a...
  • AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event

    AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event
    Union leaders are planning to push their effort to strengthen Chicago cabbies' bargaining position with the city by holding a march and rally today in the Loop. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' afternoon event is timed...
  • Bolingbrook looks at outsourcing 911

    Bolingbrook looks at outsourcing 911
    Bolingbrook officials are exploring the possibility of outsourcing the village's 911 dispatch service. While the outsourcing has not been broached at any recent public meetings, a union official representing the village's 15 dispatchers spoke Tuesday...
  • Gov. Walker spent $320,000 from campaign on Doe defense attorneys

    MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker funneled more than $320,000 from his campaign account to defense attorneys over the last six months as he and his allies fought a secret probe into fundraising and spending during the 2012 recall election....
  • Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan

    Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hit Springfield Thursday to try to build support for changes to the county pension plan that she says would halt its ongoing decline toward insolvency. She met with Senate President John Cullerton House...
  • Residents, union workers protest sale of public housing

    Residents, union workers protest sale of public housing
    Sixty city public housing residents and union workers staged a protest Wednesday against a plan to sell the housing to private developers. Protesters fear the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's plan would lead to lost jobs, displaced residents and...
  • State's new fleet of squad cars not on road

     State's new fleet of squad cars not on road
    Row upon row of brand-new squad cars sit in a parking lot not far from the state fairgrounds in Springfield, waiting to be driven out onto state highways. Waiting. And waiting. The cars, 85 model year 2013 Chevrolet Caprices that were delivered last...