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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Out-of-state groups pump money into attorney general's race

    Out-of-state groups pump money into attorney general's race
    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...
  • Cardin accuses critics of intimidating volunteer, violating reporting rules

    Cardin accuses critics of intimidating volunteer, violating reporting rules
    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...
  • 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...
  • AFSCME helping Chicago cab drivers push for greater voice

    AFSCME helping Chicago cab drivers push for greater voice
    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...
  • Cook County AFSCME employees picket over Preckwinkle contract offer

    Cook County AFSCME employees picket over Preckwinkle contract offer
    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...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    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...
  • State budget would put off tough decisions until after election

    State budget would put off tough decisions until after election
    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...
  • Cook County pension changes clear Senate

    Cook County pension changes clear Senate
    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...
  • Gansler joins court employees protesting conditions

    Gansler joins court employees protesting conditions
    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...