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  • Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing

    Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing
    TALLAHASSEE — After racking up more than $650,000 in legal fees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to back down from his drug-testing crusade, most recently objecting to an attempt to close a drawn-out legal battle over requiring state workers...
  • At rally, lump of coal sums up union's feelings for Norco executive

    At rally, lump of coal sums up union's feelings for Norco executive
    In the spirit of the Christmas season, some Northampton County workers arrived at the government Center Monday bearing gifts for the man they say has given them nothing. "For [County Executive] John Brown, we have a nice bag of coal," Justus James,...
  • Northampton County workers lining up at the operating tables

    Northampton County workers lining up at the operating tables
    Northampton County clerical specialist Sharon Wengryn had been limping for months when she decided to finally have foot surgery last week. Turns out, her decision had less to do with the fact that her doctor has been recommending it for months and...
  • At Waterbury Hospital, Cuts Are Imminent Amid Debate Over Future

    At Waterbury Hospital, Cuts Are Imminent Amid Debate Over Future
    Waterbury Hospital will cut its expenses as early as January, which could mean layoffs and curtailed services, even as unions, administrators and local activists debate how the hospital should move forward after the collapse of its proposed merger....
  • Don't ask taxpayers to contribute more to public worker benefits

    Don't ask taxpayers to contribute more to public worker benefits
    In The Morning Call story, "Union to Brown: Have a lump of coal," the top officials of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union called Northampton County Executive John Brown a real Grinch and offered him a bag of coal...
  • Hope For A Revival Of Tenet Hospital Deal

    Hope For A Revival Of Tenet Hospital Deal
    For anyone who thinks it's a shame the state drove out a hospital company that was willing to invest more than $400 million here, all might not be lost. A top Tenet Healthcare executive, point man in the Dallas-based chain's effort to take over five...
  • CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent

    CEO Says Waterbury Hospital Layoffs, Budget Cuts Imminent
    The head of Waterbury Hospital said layoffs and budget cuts are imminent regardless of whether state Senate leaders can rekindle interest by a Texas hospital chain to buy Waterbury and four other nonprofit hospitals in Connecticut. Waterbury Hospital'...
  • Big labor coalition skips mayoral race

    Big labor coalition skips mayoral race
    Chicago's largest labor coalition on Friday conspicuously left the office of mayor off its list of endorsements for the Feb. 24 city elections, even as it backed candidates or declared neutrality in nearly all the other contests on the ballot. "After...
  • Governor, Citing $59M Deficit, Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Cuts

    Governor, Citing $59M Deficit, Orders Hiring Freeze, Spending Cuts
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a statewide hiring freeze and will soon announce spending cuts as he looks to close a projected budget deficit for the current fiscal year. In a memo sent Wednesday to state agency leaders, Malloy's...
  • Conflict Of Interest Charge Delays Wethersfield Vote On Union Contract

    WETHERSFIELD — The town council tabled action on a new union contract Monday to obtain a legal ruling on a Republican charge that a conflict of interest prohibits Democrats from voting on the agreement. At issue is $1,500 in donations made in...
  • Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down

    Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down
    For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz...