| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:51 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Out-of-state groups are pumping last-minute cash into the Maryland attorney general's race, fueling a barrage of campaign ads, including $240,000 in TV commercials purchased by a Florida-based fund that won't reveal its donors.
The ads purchased by the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Del. Jon S. Cardin, a candidate for attorney general, has accused two Baltimore lawmakers of intimidating a campaign volunteer and an anti-Cardin committee of violating campaign finance rules.
In a letter to State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt over the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:26 AM
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union is joining up with Chicago cab drivers to try to help give cabbies a stronger voice in negotiating with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to raise fares, lower costs and push for...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A Cook County government workers’ union picketed during Tuesday’s lunch hour to call attention to stalled contract negotiations.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 members fanned out at 14 county work...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks.
To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle got a government worker pension overhaul through the first couple hurdles at the Capitol on Tuesday, but she’s still not saying how she’d come up with more money to pay for the...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Under the marble columns of Baltimore's downtown courthouse Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined about three dozen court staff protesting the working conditions inside.
Workers at the century-old courthouse have been complaining...