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  • Could Wisconsin's Action Governor Be GOP Nominee?

    In 2011, tens of thousands of government employees and others, enraged by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's determination to break the ruinously expensive and paralyzing grip that government workers unions had on Wisconsin, took over the capitol building in...
  • Caregivers Have A Right To Reject Union

    The Democratic party is the party of government because it embraces a proposition it has done much to refute — that government is a nimble, skillful social engineer — and because government employees are a significant component of the party'...
  • LAX shooting comes amid mounting aversion to the TSA

    LAX shooting comes amid mounting aversion to the TSA
    WASHINGTON — The killing of a TSA screener in Los Angeles is symptomatic of a growing antipathy toward government workers and TSA personnel in particular, experts said Saturday. Specialists on hate crimes and union officials decried what they said...
  • Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law

    Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law
    The Illinois Retired Teachers Association filed suit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s historic but controversial plan to deal with the nation’s most underfunded public employee pension system. The lawsuit is the...
  • Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract

    Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is shifting the job of vetting who is eligible to receive state health care coverage for the poor from an outside company to state employees, a move Republicans criticized Tuesday as a “backroom deal” that will...
  • Retired state workers sue over pension changes

    Retired state workers sue over pension changes
    A group representing retired state workers on Thursday filed the second lawsuit challenging sweeping changes to the state’s public employee pension system, arguing the measure violates a clause in the Illinois Constitution intended to protect...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rauner claims victory in Republican governor race

    Rauner claims victory in Republican governor race
    First-time candidate Bruce Rauner eked out a surprisingly narrow victory over state Sen. Kirk Dillard for the Republican governor nomination in Tuesday's primary as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn launched an early TV attack ad against his wealthy challenger....
  • Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon

    Debts to Chicago by its workers balloon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired. "I am creating a...
  • Trampling the rights of teachers

     Trampling the rights of teachers
    The heroic effort of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2011 to rein in public employee unions has started to produce results. One of Walker's reforms required a majority of members to vote each year to certify the union as its representative. Since that...