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  • Middletown Police Union Contract In Arbitration

    MIDDLETOWN — The city and the police officers union have begun arbitration on a new contract, but both sides declined to discuss the portions of the contract under dispute. The last contract expired June 30 of this year, and the union, AFSCME Local...
  • Two commission seats draw six challengers in Hallandale Beach

    Two commission seats draw six challengers in Hallandale Beach
    Voters of this bustling beachfront city will elect two commissioners on Nov. 4 from a field of six candidates. Three people are challenging incumbent Anthony Sanders for Seat 1: Business owner Gerald Dean, retiree Ann Pearl Henigson and condo...
  • Five candidates vying for two commission seats in Dania Beach

    Five candidates vying for two commission seats in Dania Beach
    UPDATE: James Ridgely withdrew from the race on Sept. 29.  Three rookies, one activist and an incumbent are competing for two at-large commission seats. The candidate with the most votes will be mayor for two years, earning a $23,160 salary. The...
  • Emanuel taxi proposal: No fare hike, centralized dispatch

    Emanuel taxi proposal: No fare hike, centralized dispatch
    Chicago cabbies won't get a fare hike but stand to get a centralized dispatching system to help taxi companies compete with ride-sharing services under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled today. The idea is part of a package of cab industry reforms...
  • Chris Christie Stumps For Tom Foley On Dan Malloy's Hometown Turf

    Chris Christie Stumps For Tom Foley On Dan Malloy's Hometown Turf
    STAMFORD — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie campaigned alongside Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley Tuesday, and in his second visit to Connecticut this year Christie said national Republicans have identified the race as one of the most...
  • Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres

    Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres
    Between now and Aug. 26, Florida Democrats need to decide if they'll go with their hearts or their minds in the race for their party's nomination for governor. Tugging at their heartstrings is Nan Rich, a lifelong Democrat and champion of just about...
  • Union Representing State and Municipal Workers Endorses Malloy

    NEW BRITAIN — After hearing from ballot hopeful Jonathan Pelto earlier in the day, the largest labor group of state workers heard from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and quickly endorsed him on Thursday night. The vote, which took place shortly after 7 p.m....
  • 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...
  • AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event

    AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event
    Union leaders are planning to push their effort to strengthen Chicago cabbies' bargaining position with the city by holding a march and rally today in the Loop. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' afternoon event is timed...
  • Union-backed PAC blasts Rauner in TV ad

    Union-backed PAC blasts Rauner in TV ad
    A political action committee backed by public employee unions launched its first general election TV ad today, criticizing Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner over taxation of the elderly. Officials from the Illinois Freedom PAC would not...
  • 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...