| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The University of California reached a tentative contract agreement with unionized nurses at its medical and student-health facilities, averting a one-day walkout that had been scheduled for Wednesday.
The four-year agreement still needs to be voted...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Will County employees took to the picket lines Monday after last week's breakdown of negotiations between county and union officials. .
Nearly 1,000 employees went on strike and many of those picketed outside 26 county facilities to show their unity for...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Will County employees Thursday ratified a new contract that gets them back to work and increases their salaries over the next three years.
The contract includes 4.5 percent in cost of living increases over the next three years and a change in the salary...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Negotiations between Will County and AFSCME leaders will have to go on without the help of a federal mediator because of the government shutdown.
Both sides had planned to meet with a federal mediator – the 7th such meeting – last Thursday,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Some striking Will County workers were ordered back to work today after a state labor board ruled their jobs essential to county services.
The Illinois Labor Relations Board ruled deputy coroners, 911 dispatchers, health inspectors and communicable...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:20 PM
The roll-your-own-cigarettes scandal had much of what makes people cynical about the political system.
There was a sleazy union official, illegal campaign contributions, complicit staffers.
And a get-out-of-jail-free card.
The union official in this...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:08 AM
The union that represents 22,000 employees at UC campuses and medical centers began a one-day strike early Wednesday morning at the system's nine campuses and five medical centers.
Service workers, patient care employees and student tutors are among...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Will County employees are taking to the polls to determine if the county's 1,000 AFSCME members should go on strike.
Voting began Tuesday and ends Thursday. County and union officials have been negotiating for more than a year to come up with a deal...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
California hunters did not pull enough weight to stop the state Legislature from approving a bill last week that would ban the use of lead bullets for sport shooting of animals.
So now, with AB 711 on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, a coalition opposed to...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Members of the union that represents 22,000 service workers and patient care employees at UC campuses and hospitals have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a possible strike in the future if a contract agreement is not reached, officials said Friday....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A meeting called by a federal mediator to bring Will County officials and union leaders back to the bargaining table ended late Tuesday with no deal and no plans for a future meeting.
Union leaders last week gave notice they plan to terminate their...
| 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.