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  • Paycheck protection measure is a matter of principle

    Suppose there were a system in place that did two things: Let's suppose it forced all government employees to contribute a portion of their salaries to certain repugnant causes, such as al-Qaida or perhaps the Mafia. In a further subjunctive horror,...
  • Unity tested: Lack of pay angers Hamas public employees in Gaza

    Unity tested: Lack of pay angers Hamas public employees in Gaza
    One of the first tests of how the newly reunified Palestinian government would meld public workforces together stumbled badly as Hamas security forces shut down banks in the Gaza Strip on Thursday amid scuffles after the Palestinian Authority did not...
  • Judge halts Illinois pension reform law

    Judge halts Illinois pension reform law
    SPRINGFIELD — State workers and retirees can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a while — after a judge on Wednesday delayed the start of a far-reaching overhaul of their pensions until it can be determined whether the measure...
  • AG Madigan defends state pension law

    AG Madigan defends state pension law
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed the state’s first response to a series of challenges to the new law aimed at resolving the state’s government worker pension debt, arguing that changes in retirement benefits were a “valid...
  • New online system for city ethics forms requires in-person sign-up

    New online system for city ethics forms requires in-person sign-up
    Want to see what gifts Baltimore's elected officials and government workers have received? You can check out the details online, but you first have to make a stop at City Hall to sign up. The city's Ethics Board says it is not allowed to make the process...
  • Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports

    Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports
    Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers — just as in the private sector. But among the federal workers, a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing. Between 1992 and 2012, according...
  • With budget balanced, California should cut into credit card debt

    With budget balanced, California should cut into credit card debt
    Any struggling family knows that first you put food on the table, make sure there's a roof overhead and lay in some daily essentials. Only then can you realistically think about paying down the credit card. True, you shouldn't have run wild with the...
  • Supreme Court may boost free-speech protections for public workers

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sounded ready to rule that a public employee who testifies about corruption in his government department cannot be fired for revealing the truth. But first justices will need to confront their own 2006...
  • Ex-Chicago State worker wins whistleblower lawsuit

    Ex-Chicago State worker wins whistleblower lawsuit
    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. A judge could...
  • Galhotra to challenge Harmon in 39th District primary

    Galhotra to challenge Harmon in 39th District primary
    A Democratic primary challenger is calling out state Sen. Don Harmon over his "yes" vote to overhaul the state's pension system. Kulmeet "Bob" Galhotra, a Chicago resident and Cook County public defender, said the overhaul unfairly burdens public...
  • Mayor's pension fix: Tax, cut

    Mayor's pension fix: Tax, cut
     Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to raise property taxes and cut retirement benefits for some city workers to start digging out of a massive pension debt he inherited.    But the proposal the mayor and his top aides outlined late Monday would not...