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  • 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...
  • There's sleeping on the job (bad) and sleeping on break (OK)

    There's sleeping on the job (bad) and sleeping on break (OK)
    It's the headline or TV news item that public officials dread: City workers sleeping on the job! Garbage truck drivers dining on the public dime! Public workers wasting your taxpayer dollars! Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation managers were so worried...
  • Mayor defends 'liberal leave' decision for city workers

    Mayor defends 'liberal leave' decision for city workers
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her decision to require nonessential Baltimore employees to travel to work Thursday or stay home and use vacation time, saying residents need services in severe weather. Union representatives said the decision...
  • How PBS sold its soul to a billionaire donor

    A few days ago the Public Broadcasting Service announced it was returning a $3.5-million grant it had received from a Texas billionaire to fund a series of documentaries about the "pension peril" -- the costs to cities and states of their public...
  • Detroit bankruptcy plan cuts pensions, payments to creditors

    Detroit hopes to emerge from bankruptcy this year in part by significantly cutting city workers' pensions and payments to bondholders, according to a blueprint filed Friday to restructure the city's $18-billion debt. Detroit is to invest $1.5 billion...
  • Half of federal employees considering leaving for the private sector, survey finds

    Half of federal employees considering leaving for the private sector, survey finds
    — After a year that saw sequestration, furloughs and a partial government shutdown, half of the federal workforce is considering leaving for the private sector, a marketing firm has found. The top reasons they are thinking about a move, according...
  • Detroit bankruptcy plan includes deep pension cuts

    Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy this year largely hinges on significant cuts to city workers' pensions and retiree health benefits — actions vehemently fought by public employee unions — as well as decreased payments to bondholders,...
  • Jury awards former Chicago State University employee $2.5M

    Jury awards former Chicago State University employee $2.5M
    A Cook County jury has awarded a former Chicago State University employee $2.5 million in damages and back pay after deciding he was fired in retaliation for reporting alleged misconduct by the university president and other top officials, an amount...
  • Federal employee unions look to improve image of workforce

    Federal employee unions look to improve image of workforce
    Howard Friedman has heard the chatter from his own community to Capitol Hill — sometimes questions, sometimes complaints about the federal workforce, its size and its cost. The Gaithersburg man, an attorney and union leader at the U.S. Patent...
  • Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict

    Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict
    In 2011, Prince George's County Del. Benjamin S. Barnes became a partner in one of the state's busiest workers' compensation firms. The lawmaker wrote a three-word disclosure in blue ink on his state ethics forms, and began working on legislation that...
  • Don't cry for federal workers [Letter]

    I have seen in The Sun several times lately stories about the hard times the poor federal employees are having ("Half of federal employees considering leaving for the private sector, survey finds," Feb. 21). Let me tell you that they are some of the...