| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The Supreme Court dealt a limited setback to organized labor Monday, ruling that personal home-care employees in Illinois cannot be forced to pay union dues. But to the relief of the nation’s largest unions, the justices refrained from extending the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The city is considering selling downtown parking lots it owns.
According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, the city will look into "selling up to three parking lots and a one-story parking garage in River North currently used by 80 city employees."...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:21 AM
The Hampton City Employees Credit Union, which has one branch office in City Hall, is exploring a merger with BayPort Credit Union.
"We're in the process of pursuing a merger opportunity with BayPort," Hampton City Employees Credit Union Manager Nancy...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam.
The firefighters say the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers.
But Corbett's decision to retain...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:58 AM
Republican voters head to the polls August 12th to elect the party's candidate for governor. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and State Sen. John McKinney are both running in the primary, battling for the chance to face Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Taxpayers and local governments are on the hook to pay nearly $800 million stemming from "legal" pension spiking over the next two decades, the state controller said Tuesday.
The price tag came as Controller John Chiang issued a new audit of the...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Port truck drivers on Tuesday told the managers of the biggest pension system for the city of Los Angeles that they should closely examine their investment in a trucking company that they claim illegally fired them when the drivers pressed their claim for...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 9:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:13 PM
The conventional wisdom that Jonathan Pelto's failure to get on the ballot means that unionized state employees will vote for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is overstated.
Malloy has squandered any goodwill he had with the rank and file members. Politics 101...