| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Union membership plummeted last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local governments shed workers and unions had difficulty organizing new members in the private sector despite signs of an improving...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:40 PM
MISHAWAKA -- Newly elected U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski spoke to The Tribune on Thursday about her vote to suspend the federal debt ceiling, federal pay and other fiscal issues facing the 113th Congress.
Along with 86 Democrats and 199 Republicans,...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:45 PM
If you mouse your way to the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System website and click on "About SERS," you then can find a comforting "SERS Snapshot," which paints a rosy picture of how the system is humming along.
The Snapshot's chart shows...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Illinois House adjourned for the day without voting on a major government worker pension overhaul, casting grave doubt on the reform plan's fate.
The bill passed out of a committee earlier today, but proponents are still trying to round up enough...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan.
The appeals panel of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:57 PM
The Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. is seeking a temporary restraining order Tuesday morning against an attempt to outsource jobs at the city jail.
The proposed contract with G4S Secure Solutions — which is up for a vote of the City Council the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Maryland's Fair Share Act is to fair what Liberace is to understated.
The 2009 law mandating that all state employees pay union dues regardless of whether they belong to the union is, however, a huge boon to the bottom line of the American Federation of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The Costa Mesa City Council voted late Tuesday night to outsource its jail after a judge earlier in the day denied a request to block that move.
The council's 4-1 decision, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting, approved a contract with G4S...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:37 PM
In December 2012, Glendale Finance Director Bob Elliott told the public, “…at some point, we’ll have more retirees than active.”
In the April 20 News-Press, in the story headlined “Pension cost rise to hit city budget,&...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:33 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Thursday unanimously approved Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s final budget, expanding key services as several members acknowledged that many city workers will likely get a 5.5% raise in eight months.
| May 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions.
"Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...