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  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
  • A Red Bull ban for L.A. city workers? Hey, this isn't New York City.

    A Red Bull ban for L.A. city workers? Hey, this isn't New York City.
    The Los Angeles City Council is discussing whether to limit the number of energy drinks city employees can consume while on the job. Apparently too much energy in a public employee can be dangerous. Councilman Bernard C. Parks introduced a motion last...
  • 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...
  • Unions need to give the public a break

    Even in deep blue California, where Democrats dominate, organized labor is losing public popularity. That's a general statement, based on nonpartisan polling. Specifically, public employee unions are tarnishing all labor, according to the pollster....
  • Workers sue over shutdown pay delays

    Workers sue over shutdown pay delays
    Hundreds of federal workers who say they were not paid on time during the partial government shutdown are suing for compensation. The suit, initially filed in October on behalf of five Bureau of Prisons workers, has since attracted interest from about...
  • 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...
  • Sharp drop in federal employment expected

    Sharp drop in federal employment expected
    Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce. While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...
  • Deal reached on city pension bill

    Deal reached on city pension bill
    Baltimore unions and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have struck a deal on her latest sweeping pension change, which would switch some new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan. The agreement -- which was passed by a...
  • Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters

     Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters
    Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart. Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
  • Modesto city workers sold jewelry found in sewers

     
    Modesto city officials are trying to determine if a crime was committed when city workers sold jewelry they found in city sewers....
  • Faces of the shutdown

    Faces of the shutdown
    Mothers trying to feed infants, veterans awaiting disability claims, scientists midway through medical research projects -- these are among the people and the work that have been harmed by the government shutdown. In a research lab in east Baltimore,...