| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:16 PM
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,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:18 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:07 AM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:08 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
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...