| Aug 11, 2013
For the past year, the Office of Personnel Management has been working on regulations that will allow older federal workers to phase into retirement.
The idea is that these employees would continue to work part time, collect a partial pension — and...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Re. "City proposes 5% pay cut
(Aug. 7) Bradley Zint reports that the current negotiation is with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn.,...
| Mar 22, 2013
Modesto city officials are trying to determine if a crime was committed when city workers sold jewelry they found in city sewers....
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:34 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Unity proved to be an elusive commodity for Democrats at their day at the Illinois State Fair today as the party’s key organized labor support bashed Gov. Pat Quinn for his efforts to reform public employee pensions, forego pay...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:10 PM
New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs.
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled a new budget that he says doesn't include new tax, fine or fee increases but contains a warning about the financial havoc the city's looming government worker pension problem could wreak.
Much of the mayor's speech is...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he remains confident lawmakers can reach a deal to reform the state’s government employee pension system by his Jan. 9 deadline, despite the fact House and Senate leaders can’t even agree on which days to come...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:17 PM
More than 38,000 Chicago government workers and their spouses have signed up for a new program designed to improve their health and save the city millions of dollars in health care costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration announced today....
| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.
The showdown puts more than 700,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 1:04 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The top House Republican and a key House Democrat unveiled a pension proposal today that would require state workers, teachers and others under state retirement plans to work longer, chip in more from their paychecks and scales back...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, there are deals and “steals” vying for travelers’ attention. Here are some that caught our eye, including deals for military members and government employees to take a well-deserved vacation...