| 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 ...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:44 AM
A federal arbitrator says Governor Pat Quinn may proceed with the closure of seven Illinois prisons.
But first, the union that represents prison guards will ask a judge to maintain an order prohibiting the closures.
Many of those guards will lose...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama's new federal system.
The move is aimed at saving the city money and comes as...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.
The showdown puts more than 700,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Speaking to reporters before he rang the bell at Clemente High School this morning, CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard said school officials are making "steady progress" in contract talks with teachers as a strike deadline looms.
But he quickly added, "At the...
| Sep 4, 2012
For decades, the state's child welfare agency has kept tens of thousands of families of abused and neglected children together while helping struggling parents cope with problems ranging from alcoholism and substance abuse to explosive anger.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:28 PM
The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011.
Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his decision to go against a no-layoff agreement he struck with the state’s largest employee union last year, saying pink slips must be sent out because lawmakers failed to give him enough money to run state...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A federal magistrate yesterday denied an attempt by Gov. Rick Scott's office to subpoena records from the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida in its attempt to overturn a Scott policy requiring universal drug testing of state...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Sen. Michael Rubio (D-Shafter) wants to limit out-of-state freshman admissions to UC campuses....
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:35 PM
More than 4,000 people attended a Wednesday afternoon rally in MacArthur Park put on by a national public services employees union. The rally was held as part of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, 40th......