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  • UC's new investment chief's compensation could top $1 million

    UC's new investment chief's compensation could top $1 million
    SAN FRANCISCO — The UC regents on Thursday hired an executive of a Canadian investment fund to be the chief manager of the university system's $82 billion in endowment and pension investments and will pay him more than $1 million a year if he...
  • Will County talks end without contract

    Will County talks end without contract
    Contract talks between Will County officials and union representatives for striking workers ended Monday night without an agreement. It was the first time both sides have met since county employees went on strike on Nov. 18. County and union officials...
  • Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix

    Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix
    Top Illinois legislators said today they’ve reached agreement on a plan to deal with the state’s worst-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability and expect to vote on it next week. Details of the measure were unclear today and its...
  • Union will ask Assembly to restore seniority rights

    Union will ask Assembly to restore seniority rights
    Maryland's largest state workers union will ask the General Assembly to undo a Court of Appeals ruling that would erode traditional seniority protections for thousands of public employees. The state's highest court held last week that when jobs reopen...
  • Detroit 'needs help,' is eligible for bankruptcy, judge rules

    Saying that “the city needs help,” a judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection and can cut municipal employee pensions as it reorganizes its finances. “This case was filed in good cause and should not be...
  • Political, economic divisions remain after Detroit bankruptcy ruling

    After a federal judge ruled that Detroit was eligible for bankruptcy protection and cleared the way for municipal pensions to be cut, city officials were upbeat, called for unity and urged people to look ahead with optimism.  But for the unions, whose...
  • Bankruptcy protection offers hope for Detroit, setback for its unions

    After a federal judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit was eligible for bankruptcy protection and cleared the way for municipal pensions to be cut, city officials were upbeat, called for unity and urged residents to look ahead with optimism. But for the city'...
  • Will County deal: Salary hikes for striking workers

    Will County deal: Salary hikes for striking workers
    Will County employees Thursday ratified a new contract that gets them back to work and increases their salaries over the next three years. The contract includes 4.5 percent in cost of living increases over the next three years and a change in the salary...
  • Selling off and selling out [Commentary]

    Selling off and selling out [Commentary]
    Earlier this year, the Baltimore Brew broke a story of a pilot program through HUD that would allow the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) to transition 22 public housing high-rises to private ownership over the next two years. Citing a lack of...
  • Workers nervous about layoffs as Baltimore Housing Authority sells off buildings

    Workers nervous about layoffs as Baltimore Housing Authority sells off buildings
    Union officials warned Thursday that as many as 200 maintenance workers and building monitors at Baltimore's public housing properties could lose their jobs under a plan intended to infuse the buildings with private money. Employees such as maintenance...
  • Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll

    Rauner leads but Dillard surges in Tribune poll
    The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...