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  • With more union backing, Dillard targeted at GOP debate

    With more union backing, Dillard targeted at GOP debate
    Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard, fresh from getting the backing of the state’s largest public employees’ union, found himself the target of barbs Wednesday night questioning whether he could stand up to labor if elected. But...
  • Dillard gets government union endorsement

    Dillard gets government union endorsement
    Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard today got the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Muncipal Employees Council 31, firmly establishing himself as the public union’s pick against frontrunner Bruce Rauner. Dillard, a...
  • Galhotra to challenge Harmon in 39th District primary

    Galhotra to challenge Harmon in 39th District primary
    A Democratic primary challenger is calling out state Sen. Don Harmon over his "yes" vote to overhaul the state's pension system. Kulmeet "Bob" Galhotra, a Chicago resident and Cook County public defender, said the overhaul unfairly burdens public...
  • Rauner's $6 million sets record in Illinois governor race

    Rauner's $6 million sets record in Illinois governor race
    Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has set a new record for personal funding in a campaign for Illinois governor, his out-of-pocket total hitting $6 million after he put another $1 million into his bid Monday. The latest Rauner contribution comes...
  • 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....
  • Strike averted with contract settlement at UC

    Strike averted with contract settlement at UC
    The University of California system and the union that represents 8,300 custodians, food workers, gardeners and other campus service workers have reached a tentative contract agreement, averting what was threatened to be a disruptive five-day strike...
  • Detroit bankruptcy plan cuts pensions, payments to creditors

    Detroit hopes to emerge from bankruptcy this year in part by significantly cutting city workers' pensions and payments to bondholders, according to a blueprint filed Friday to restructure the city's $18-billion debt. Detroit is to invest $1.5 billion...
  • Union calls for five-day strike next month at UC

    Union calls for five-day strike next month at UC
    The union representing the University of California's 21,000 service workers and patient care employees has scheduled a five-day strike starting March 3 -- which would be their third and longest walkout in less than a year. Unless a contract with UC...
  • UC union authorizes what could be third strike in a year

    UC union authorizes what could be third strike in a year
    Members of the union representing the university of California's 21,000 service workers and patient care employees have voted to authorize another possible strike -- which would be their third walkout in less than a year. The food workers, custodians,...
  • Mayor defends 'liberal leave' decision for city workers

    Mayor defends 'liberal leave' decision for city workers
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her decision to require nonessential Baltimore employees to travel to work Thursday or stay home and use vacation time, saying residents need services in severe weather. Union representatives said the decision...
  • Dillard to get major teachers' union backing in Illinois Republican governor's race

    Dillard to get major teachers' union backing in Illinois Republican governor's race
    The Illinois Education Association, one of the state’s major public teachers’ unions, is scheduled to endorse state Sen. Kirk Dillard for the Republican nomination for governor, sources familiar with the endorsement said Thursday. The...