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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SEIU stops collecting fees from non-member home health workers

    SEIU stops collecting fees from non-member home health workers
    Various chapters of the Service Employees International Union have stopped collecting fees from home care workers who are not union members, a move that exemplifies the broader implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling. The court's decision only...
  • Protesters question city water system study

    Protesters question city water system study
    About 50 protesters rallied Wednesday outside Baltimore City Hall to object to a proposed study of the water system, a step they fear could eventually put the system in private hands. The group, led by labor organizers and the nonprofit Corporate...
  • Changes coming to state employee health plan

    Changes coming to state employee health plan
    Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply. Rewards would...
  • Cabbies to protest city rules

    Cabbies to protest city rules
    Chicago cabbies will protest Thursday what they say are burdensome city administrative regulations that cost them time and money as they struggle to make a living. Cabdrivers are locked in a fight with the city over rules for ride-sharing companies and...
  • Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

    Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator
    Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 79. The...
  • Lawmakers pass gun-check bill prompted by rampage near UCSB

    California lawmakers Friday passed a bill to get police officers who check on troubled individuals to find out whether they own guns, a response to the rampage near UC Santa Barbara last spring that left seven people dead and 13 wounded. Police...
  • Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

    Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
    The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. The regents said the...
  • Florida Democrats leery the Rick Scott election machine will doom social issues

    Florida Democrats leery the Rick Scott election machine will doom social issues
    TALLAHASSEE – With a high-stakes gubernatorial election this fall, Florida Democrats say they fear ruling Republicans will be road-blocking some otherwise non-controversial bills to avoid forcing Gov. Rick Scott to stake out a position on them....