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  • He Talked, He Walked: Too Bad Soucy Won't See Jail

    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...
  • UC hospital workers, custodians begin one-day strike

    UC hospital workers, custodians begin one-day strike
    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...
  • Hospital workers, custodians and tutors plan UC strike Wednesday

    Hospital workers, custodians and tutors plan UC strike Wednesday
    UC campuses and medical centers are preparing for a one-day strike Wednesday by service workers, patient care employees and student tutors. Some elective surgeries and treatments have been postponed at the system’s hospitals and replacement...
  • UC workers' one-day strike affects campuses and medical centers

    UC workers' one-day strike affects campuses and medical centers
    Some surgeries were postponed, some student dining hall hours reduced and some classes canceled as UC’s medical centers and academic campuses reported an uneven impact of a one-day labor strike Wednesday. The walkout by thousands of service...
  • Medicare for all

    According to the Tribune editorial board, "Every [Medicaid] dollar spent on people who are ineligible for benefits is a dollar that could have been better spent on essential state services (“State moves to oust firm that's scrubbing Medicaid rolls,&...
  • Political, economic divisions remain after Detroit bankruptcy ruling

    Political, economic divisions remain after Detroit bankruptcy ruling
    After a federal judge ruled that Detroit was eligible for bankruptcy protection and cleared the way for municipal pensions to be cut, city officials were upbeat, called for unity and urged people to look ahead with optimism.  But for the unions, whose...
  • Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August

    Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August
    With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
  • Scott loses another appeal of a ruling disallowing random drug tests of state employees

    Scott loses another appeal of a ruling disallowing random drug tests of state employees
    A federal appeals court has rejected a request by Gov. Rick Scott's administration for a rehearing in a legal battle about drug tests for state employees. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order last week denying the request, which included...
  • Is it time for government to get out the retirement business?

    In advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, spokesman for the local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and...
  • Rosenthal: Jamie Dimon survives a scare

    Rosenthal: Jamie Dimon survives a scare
    Back when Jamie Dimon still lived in Chicago, before he had ascended to the top of New York-based JPMorgan Chase, his Gold Coast home earned a reputation each Halloween as a must-visit destination, drawing trick-or-treaters from well beyond the...
  • BART strike averted; judge orders 60-day cooling-off period

    BART strike averted; judge orders 60-day cooling-off period
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area commuters once again avoided a public transit shutdown Monday after a judge took the extraordinary step over the weekend of ordering a 60-day cooling-off period between the Bay Area Rapid Transit district and its three largest...
  • 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...