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  • Unions Join Forces To Advocate Change In Law So Newtown Responders, School Staff Get Workers Compensation

    Deliberations about possible legislation to expand state workers compensation to police who responded to the Newtown school massacre have changed direction: There is now a move to also include school staff members and medical examiners' personnel who were...
  • Too little, too late?

     
    Or would it ever have made any real difference? The dynamics of this race seem fairly well set at this point, 13 days from the primary and three days into early voting. In any case... AFSCME endorses Dillard in GOP......
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • Cha-ching: Gov. candidates offer fund-raising details

     
    The old saying goes that the devil is in the details, and while that's a tired old maxim, it really does apply to the murky world of campaign finance. While Lucifer himself may not show up on anyone's year-end reports,......
  • Union exec answers Change of Subject readers' questions

     
    As a follow-up to my interview last week with Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31, Bayer agreed to answer some follow-up questions from readers of this blog. I selected......
  • Unions recommendations to Mayor Emanuel, plain text version

     
    Plain text version of the union report to the city on efficiency (highlights mine): INTRODUCTION Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades Council (CCBT), and their affiliate...
  • Firings at L.A. building department are up sharply, G.M. says

     
    The L.A. Department of Building and Safety has fired 10 employees for wrongdoing so far this year -- five times the number who lost their jobs for such reasons over the past decade, the agency’s top executive said....
  • UC and its largest union ratify labor agreement

     
    University of California and its largest labor union reach agreement on a new labor contract. The union, AFSCME, represents some of the lowest-wage workers at the university system....
  • ACLU, Scott battle over drug testing case subpoenas

     
    TALLAHASSEE—Lawyers for Gov. Rick Scott and the American Civil Liberties Union are engaged in a tussle over whether the ACLU can be subpoenaed for a case in which the civil-rights advocacy group is the legal counsel. ACLU, which is representing...
  • Cut libraries? Shush!

     
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to cut staff and hours of operation at public libraries in the new city budget comes at a time when this cherished institution is already facing "formidable challenges" coast to coast, according to a recent policy......
  • Court denies Scott administration’s attempt to subpoena ACLU

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A federal magistrate yesterday denied an attempt by Gov. Rick Scott's office to subpoena records from the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida in its attempt to overturn a Scott policy requiring universal drug testing of state...