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Anders Lindall

City Hall

Labor Unions Plan To File Lawsuit Against City Pension Reform Law

Labor leaders were planning to go to court to block legislation cutting pension benefits and raising the retirement ages for many city workers, and opening the door for a property tax hike to help pay the city’s share of employee pension costs.

06/10/2014

Prison fence

State Agrees To Halt Transfers From Prisons Set To Close

The state’s largest public employee union has won a short-term victory, with the state agreeing to temporarily stop moving inmates from prisons scheduled to close.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Illinois Union: Scott Walker Is Too Extreme For Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the process of verifying signatures collected to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker begins Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Union: Quinn Is Striking Backroom Deals To Close Mental Health Centers

Leaders at the state’s largest public employee union are taking issue with what they believe are backroom deals being struck by Gov. Pat Quinn to close state mental health centers.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2012

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Union: City Can Afford To Maintain Library Hours

The union representing frontline library employees is all but rejecting a letter from aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) asking workers to make a sacrifice to preserve library hours.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

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City Plans To Close Libraries All Day On Mondays

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget passed, an agreement had ensured that Chicago public libraries would close only on Monday and Friday mornings. But that has now changed.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012