| Jun 19, 2013
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:41 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:56 AM
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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:20 AM
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'...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:07 PM
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...
| May 19, 2013
| 11:26 AM
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...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:16 PM
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:36 AM
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 ...
| Jun 6, 2013
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,...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:14 AM
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...