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  • Supreme Court gives some employers more leeway on birth control

    While some businesses may seize on a Supreme Court ruling to limit birth-control coverage, many employers may be reluctant to drop it from their health plans for fear of alienating female workers, experts say. In a 5-4 decision Monday, the U.S....
  • Post-Hobby Lobby, Congress should cut health insurance's ties to work

    By ruling that private corporations can shape their employee insurance plans to fit their religious beliefs, the Supreme Court has given Congress another reason to take a step it refused to take in 2010: decouple insurance benefits from employment....
  • Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....
  • O'Malley intervention could mean faster deal in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute

    O'Malley intervention could mean faster deal in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's intervention in the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers reflects the lingering dispute's significance but also signals that it may be resolved soon. The hospital and members of the 1199 SEIU United...
  • Supervisors boost county's share of arts official's salary

     Supervisors boost county's share of arts official's salary
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to increase taxpayer outlays for a top local art official's compensation package, despite criticism that the move was "pension spiking." In a 3-2 vote, board members Tuesday increased the county's...
  • Union ruling could significantly affect SEIU Healthcare coffers

    Union ruling could significantly affect SEIU Healthcare coffers
    Susan Watts said she jumped and screamed Monday morning when she learned that, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that she did not have to pay union dues. "You can dream big and you can make a difference, but you have to have the courage to...
  • L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour

    L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour
    Low-wage workers in the nation’s second-largest school system have won a minimum-wage pay increase to $15 an hour. The contract agreement, approved unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Education, will nearly double the wages of some Los Angeles...
  • More overtime pay, limited raises in tentative LAPD labor deal

    Los Angeles city officials Tuesday reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the...
  • Orland fire district's pay still high

    Orland fire district's pay still high
    Three years ago, the president of a large southwest suburban fire district made waves by publicly flogging two dozen of his own firefighters for each costing taxpayers more than $200,000 annually in pay and benefits. But a Tribune investigation has...
  • 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...
  • King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate throne

    King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate throne
    King Juan Carlos, who led Spain through its transition to democracy in the 1970s, has decided to abdicate, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Monday. Crown Prince Felipe, 46, will succeed his father, Rajoy said. The 76-year-old monarch will...