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  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Arbitrator OKs Illinois prison closures

    Arbitrator OKs Illinois prison closures
    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...
  • Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare

    Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare
    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...
  • Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House

    Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House
    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,...
  • CPS chief tells teachers, 'We need to finish this'

    CPS chief tells teachers, 'We need to finish this'
    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...
  • DCFS cuts may force more kids into foster care

    DCFS cuts may force more kids into foster care
    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. Without...
  • 'Super PACs' report donors for 2011

    'Super PACs' report donors for 2011
    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...
  • Quinn defends breaking deal with state employee union

    Quinn defends breaking deal with state employee union
    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...
  • Court denies Scott administration’s attempt to subpoena ACLU

     
    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...
  • California lawmaker proposes to limit out-of-state freshmen at UC

     
    Sen. Michael Rubio (D-Shafter) wants to limit out-of-state freshman admissions to UC campuses....
  • Thousands attend labor rally in MacArthur Park

     
    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......