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  • Unions try novel approach to silence Rauner's millions

    Unions try novel approach to silence Rauner's millions
    A coalition of labor unions is using a Rod Blagojevich-inspired ethics law to try to block Bruce Rauner from spending more of his personal wealth to attempt to win the Republican nomination for governor, according to a complaint union officials released...
  • Union leaders not giving up on the South

    Union leaders not giving up on the South
    Union leaders were still reeling three days after their devastating defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant, but the leader of the AFL-CIO said labor would keep trying to organize workers in the South — even if it's an uphill battle. "We are...
  • Malloy Calls For Tax Breaks, More Jobs, Support For Education

    Malloy Calls For Tax Breaks, More Jobs, Support For Education
    HARTFORD — Opening an election-year legislative session in which the state faces a projected budget surplus, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday called for modest tax relief and investments in education, jobs and social services that he said will help...
  • NLRB proposes rule to expedite union election process

    NLRB proposes rule to expedite union election process
    The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday reignited a debate after proposing rules that would speed up and streamline union elections, a move business groups immediately opposed. The NLRB, divided along party lines, faces a battle with business...
  • Union group tweaks Kirk for Olympic-sized enthusiasm

     
    The AFL-CIO is launching a promotional campaign (left) gently mocking Illinois' Republican Sen. Mark Kirk for the excitement he's exhibited about the Winter Olympics on his Tumblr (screen grab right). The idea is to get him to show as much......
  • Republicans draft plan for immigration reform

    Republicans draft plan for immigration reform
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. — A Republican blueprint for immigration reform offers legalization for some of the nation's 11 million people who are in the country illegally, but no special pathway to citizenship except in the cases of children brought here by...
  • Obama raises business leaders' hopes

    Obama raises business leaders' hopes
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's State of the Union address raised hope among business leaders for action this year on some of their priorities, including immigration reform, a corporate tax code overhaul and more trade deals. But the domestic...
  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
  • Palm Beach County Commission debates paying drivers 'living wage'

    Palm Beach County Commission debates paying drivers 'living wage'
    A Palm Beach County minimum wage fight is brewing over the county’s plan to hire a new busing operator for Palm Tran Connection. The county this year plans to seek bids from new companies vying to supply drivers, maintenance workers and other...
  • Letters: CEO pay vs. worker wages

    Re "JPMorgan pays its CEO $20 million," Business, Jan. 25 According to the AFL-CIO, the current ratio of CEO to average worker income is more than 350 to 1; in 1980, it was 42 to 1. Stock options as executive bonuses have been the key driver of that...
  • U.S. union membership rate held steady at 11.3% in 2013

    U.S. union membership rate held steady at 11.3% in 2013
    The share of American workers belonging to labor unions held steady in 2013, remaining unchanged at 11.3%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Overall, 14.5 million workers belong to unions, that's down from 17.7 million in 1983, the...
  • Will this year's GOP primary be the one where mischief voting actually works?

     
    From Sunday's print column Note that in the last quarter of 2013, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner raised about four times as much campaign cash as his three rivals combined in the March primary. Even if you don't count the......