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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Is it time for politicians to get out of the pension business ?

     
    For Wednesday's print column, 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, right, spokesman for the local chapter of the American...
  • Senate leader counters with union-backed pension plan

    Senate leader counters with union-backed pension plan
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton on Monday rolled out his latest proposal aimed at fixing the state's heavily indebted pension system, striking a deal with unions just days after House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed through a plan that'...
  • Court will decide how many UC workers can strike

    Patient care workers at the University of California’s medical centers plan to stage a two-day strike next week, but the number taking part will be decided Monday in Sacramento County Superior Court. A judge is expected to rule on a request for...
  • Unions, Others to Protest Scott Walker in Stamford May 20

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is coming to Stamford on Monday, May 20 to speak at a fundraiser for Connecticut Republicans. Walker is the guy who reduced wages and benefits for state workers in Wisconsin, causing a national uproar that led to a recall...
  • $1 Million In Lawyers' Bills To Taxpayers For State's Defeat In Court

     $1 Million In Lawyers' Bills To Taxpayers For State's Defeat In Court
    The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan. The appeals panel of...
  • State Fires Worker Who Showed Lanza's Body To Her Husband At Morgue

    State Fires Worker Who Showed Lanza's Body To Her Husband At Morgue
    Connecticut's chief medical examiner has fired a state employee who let her husband view the body of mass killer Adam Lanza in the morgue two days after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre, The Courant has learned. The employee, Jean Henry, was...
  • Two-day walkout begins at five UC medical centers

    Two-day walkout begins at five UC medical centers
    A massive walkout of University of California patient care workers that began Tuesday could cost the system's medical centers up to $20 million, officials say. The walkout is expected to last two days and involve more than 12,000 UC workers from the ...
  • This guy wants to hurl a big wrench into the machine

    This guy wants to hurl a big wrench into the machine
    Just minutes after his announcement Wednesday that he's running for governor in the Illinois Republican Party primary, gazillionaire businessman Bruce Rauner declared something. He declared war. War with the public union bosses, war with Boss Madigan,...
  • 13 healthcare workers arrested in protest at UC regents meeting

    13 healthcare workers arrested in protest at UC regents meeting
    SACRAMENTO -- Thirteen people were arrested Wednesday at the UC regents meeting during a sit-down protest by healthcare workers threatening to strike at the system's medical centers. The University of California regents left during the protest while...