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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quinn in pickle over Emanuel property tax hike proposal

    Quinn in pickle over Emanuel property tax hike proposal
    Gov. Pat Quinn finds himself in a bit of a political pickle: he’s running for re-election on a pledge to cut property taxes, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up the city’s ailing...