| May 14, 2014
The director of a Tinley Park-based non-profit social service agency serving developmentally disabled adults says the approximately 280 workers who feed, dress and clean the group-home residents deserve a real raise. The problem, says Andy Collins, is...
| 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 3, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn finds himself in a bit of a political pickle: he’s running for re-election on a pledge to cut property taxes, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up the city’s ailing...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle got a government worker pension overhaul through the first couple hurdles at the Capitol on Tuesday, but she’s still not saying how she’d come up with more money to pay for the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Tribune’s March 13 editorial, “Why are Illinois unions spending so much on a GOP race?” answers its own question. Teachers and other public employees, like all citizens, have a keen interest in the outcome of this election.
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:34 AM
A strike planned this week by 13,000 UC hospital technical workers was averted with the announcement Sunday of a tentative four-year contract agreement.
The pact between UC and the AFSCME 3299 union concludes more than a year of tense negotiations and...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Or would it ever have made any real difference? The dynamics of this race seem fairly well set at this point, 13 days from the primary and three days into early voting. In any case... AFSCME endorses Dillard in GOP......
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Pastors and students in Mississippi are putting pressure on Nissan to remain neutral as the United Automobile Workers try to organize a 5,600-worker plant near Jackson. They’re planning marches and protest events with the slogan “Workers'...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:59 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — About a quarter of UC students, faculty and staff reported that they had experienced some exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations on campus and 9% said that had interfered with their abilities to study or work, according...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Scores of union workers protested outside city buildings during lunch Tuesday, taking aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what they contend is an attempt to retroactively freeze their wages after privatizing hundreds of jobs in the past couple of years.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...