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Henry Bayer

City Hall

Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor’s Plan To Cut Health Care Subsidy

Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.

05/16/2013

Illinois House Of Representatives

Cullerton Touts Pension Deal With Unions As House Committee OKs Madigan Plan

Labor leaders threatened a lawsuit Wednesday over House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension-reform proposal to lower the retirement benefits of public employees in Illinois, but a committee advanced the plan anyway.

05/01/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Terminates Contract With State’s Largest Worker Union

After nearly a year of negotiations, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration on Tuesday terminated the contract between the state of Illinois and its largest public employee union.

11/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn, 8th Graders

New Pension Reform Bill Clears House Committee

A plan to cut government pensions and shift some retirement costs to schools has cleared its first hurdle in the Illinois Legislature.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

U.S. cash (Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)

New Website Could Help Pressure Lawmakers, Employees To Fix Pensions

A new voice and a new website were added Monday to the effort to avert what appears to be the potential collapse of Illinois public employee pension funds. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/09/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Arbitrator Says Governor Can’t Cancel Raises

The state’s largest public employees’ union scored a victory on Tuesday in their fight to regain the 2% raises to which they’re contractually entitled.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor’s Office, Labor Leaders Meet To Discuss Work Rule Changes

The Emanuel administration and labor union leaders were back at the bargaining table on Monday, trying to work out a deal to avoid 625 threatened layoffs of city workers.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Emanuel Reveals Plan To Lay Off 625 City Workers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he plans to lay off 625 city workers as part of a plan to close a $10 million budget gap.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Rahm Emanuel (left); Gery Chico (CBS)

Labor Leaders Throw In With Chico, Blast Emanuel

Some Chicago union bosses say Rahm Emanuel was picking on their members as public employees were fighting valiantly against the blizzard.

02/07/2011