| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Few talk about it and fewer know what it means: Glendale employees generally do not live in the city they serve, a figure that drops to minuscule levels when you focus on police and fire.
Why? Maybe because they don’t want you to see them outside...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:50 AM
MADISON, Wisc. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday, delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in just one of the three major rulings issued by the state's top court on union bargaining,...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:03 PM
A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs.
| Jul 1, 2014
Susan Watts said she jumped and screamed Monday morning when she learned that, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that she did not have to pay union dues.
"You can dream big and you can make a difference, but you have to have the courage to...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:43 AM
The coaches for University of Maryland, College Park's football and men's and women's basketball teams were the state's three highest-paid public employees last year, continuing a long-standing trend.
Bucking the notion of low-paid college professors,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to unions by ruling that in-home care workers in Illinois who are paid by the state are not similar enough to full-fledged government employees to be compelled to pay union dues.
The case gathered national...
| 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 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.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The first face-to-face meeting of the general election campaign featured Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn likened his opponent to a “virus” who attacks union rights and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner countering that the governor repeatedly had...