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  • Workers demonstrate outside Tinley Park social service agency

    Workers demonstrate outside Tinley Park social service agency
    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...
  • Galhotra to challenge Harmon in 39th District primary

    Galhotra to challenge Harmon in 39th District primary
    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...
  • Quinn in pickle over Emanuel property tax hike proposal

    Quinn in pickle over Emanuel property tax hike proposal
    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...
  • Cook County pension changes clear Senate

    Cook County pension changes clear Senate
    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...
  • Support Kirk Dillard

    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. While...
  • UC hospital strike averted by tentative contract agreement

    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...
  • Too little, too late?

     
    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......
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    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...
  • Labor and the pulpit: A relationship with a long history

    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'...
  • Quarter of UC population had bad experiences on campus, survey finds

    Quarter of UC population had bad experiences on campus, survey finds
    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...
  • City workers protest Emanuel over contract talks

    City workers protest Emanuel over contract talks
    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. "We...
  • 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...