| May 29, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Organized labor is on tenterhooks these days over a pending Supreme Court ruling that could spell life or death for public employee unions.
What makes this a man-bites-dog story is the identity of the man who might save public employee unions from...
| 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 14, 2014
| 7:25 PM
An influential conservative group in Orange County has pulled its endorsement of an Assembly candidate, saying he broke a pledge to reject political donations from public employees unions.
The Lincoln Club of Orange County no longer lists Newport...
| 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...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The city pension board is requiring about 2,000 school employees to begin contributing to the municipal retirement system, a plan met with resistance by school officials, who say the district won't be able to meet the July 1 deadline.
| May 6, 2014
| 8:53 PM
What, you may wonder, does the state controller do? Among other things, he or she serves as the state's fiscal watchdog, keeps track of the checkbook, helps administer the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers'...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:02 AM
A coalition of labor unions on Monday asked a court in Springfield to prevent a new state law aimed at curbing Illinois’ public employee pension debt from taking effect next month until questions about its constitutionality have been resolved.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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...
| 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
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, a decision that buoys the reelection campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, who used the law to...