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  • Scalia may be swing vote in union-fees case

    Scalia may be swing vote in union-fees case
    WASHINGTON — The future of public-sector labor unions may rest with conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court debated whether teachers and other public employees should continue to be required to pay union fees, even if...
  • Paying one's dues [Editorial]

    Paying one's dues  [Editorial]
    Public employees have a right to be represented by a union and to collective bargaining in states like Maryland where the law allows it. And the only way such a system can work — at least on a practical level — is to require all those...
  • Who should pay union dues?

    Workers shouldn't have to choose between their jobs and their consciences. They shouldn't have to pay money to press a political agenda they don't agree with, and if they belong to a union that uses their dues for politicking, as most unions do, they...
  • City Council challenges mayor's pension change

    City Council challenges mayor's pension change
    Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan. City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
  • Commentary: Contract negotiations are now more transparent

    "We must be aware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic." — Winston Churchill It's heartening for taxpayers that transparency in public employee labor negotiations is starting to spread across Orange County and even the state....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quinn now has 2 legislative wins to fuel re-election effort

    Quinn now has 2 legislative wins to fuel re-election effort
    For Gov. Pat Quinn, putting pen to paper on a bill to salvage the nation's worst-funded state employee pension system will be a signature moment both literally and politically. More than two years of the governor's repeated calls for action on the...
  • Illinois approves major pension overhaul

    — Illinois lawmakers narrowly approved a historic, sweeping overhaul of government worker pension systems Tuesday, overcoming years of political and philosophical differences in an attempt to address one of the state's most pressing financial...
  • Cardin expresses outrage over fed worker cuts

    Cardin expresses outrage over fed worker cuts
    Sen. Ben Cardin sent a letter to Democratic Senate leaders Thursday expressing outrage over reports that a budget deal developing in Congress may include further cuts to the federal workforce -- the latest member of Maryland's delegation to push back on...
  • DWP plan opposed by six city unions wins backing of council panel

    DWP plan opposed by six city unions wins backing of council panel
    A Los Angeles City Council panel voted Monday to let the Department of Water and Power scale back the cost of hiring away workers from other city agencies, despite objections from workers outside the DWP. The council's Budget and Finance Committee...