| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:13 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:32 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:17 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:51 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:33 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:25 PM
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...