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  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Supreme Court on unions: Could have been worse, but still not good

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could have ridden to the rescue of public employee unions in Harris vs. Quinn, the important labor rights case the Court decided Monday, as some scholars thought he might. But he didn't.   In a 1991 case, Scalia...
  • Union benefits without union dues

    Just like their counterparts in the private sector, government workers have long been able to join unions, which then charge dues to cover expenses for services that include negotiating wages and advocating for political action. And just like their...
  • Union ruling could significantly affect SEIU Healthcare coffers

    Union ruling could significantly affect SEIU Healthcare coffers
    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...
  • Hundreds of city workers protest bank deals at L.A. City Hall

    Hundreds of city workers protest bank deals at L.A. City Hall
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting "predatory fees" the city pays to Wall Street banks. The Fix LA Coalition, which includes labor unions, clergy and...
  • City employee unions would gain clout in pensions ruling

    City employee unions would gain clout in pensions ruling
    Thanks to federal and state laws, public employee unions have enormous power over the pension benefits paid by local governments. This week, a hearing officer in Los Angeles has proposed giving city unions even more say, requiring their approval before...
  • City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks

    City workers protest deals between L.A., Wall Street banks
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting what they say are predatory deals between the city and Wall Street banks. The Fix LA coalition, which includes...
  • The IRS scandal is less political but more threatening than it seems

    The IRS scandal is less political but more threatening than it seems
    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • Supreme Court ruling on home healthcare workers a setback for unions

    Supreme Court ruling on home healthcare workers a setback for unions
    The Supreme Court dealt a limited setback to organized labor Monday, ruling that personal home-care employees in Illinois cannot be forced to pay union dues. But to the relief of the nation’s largest unions, the justices refrained from extending the...
  • City may sell downtown parking lots, garage

     City may sell downtown parking lots, garage
    The city is considering selling downtown parking lots it owns. According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, the city will look into "selling up to three parking lots and a one-story parking garage in River North currently used by 80 city employees."...
  • Hampton City Employees Credit Union explores merger with BayPort

    Hampton City Employees Credit Union explores merger with BayPort
    The Hampton City Employees Credit Union, which has one branch office in City Hall, is exploring a merger with BayPort Credit Union. "We're in the process of pursuing a merger opportunity with BayPort," Hampton City Employees Credit Union Manager Nancy...