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Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor's Plan To Cut Health Care SubsidyUnion 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.
Cullerton Touts Pension Deal With Unions As House Committee OKs Madigan PlanLabor 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.
Quinn Terminates Contract With State's Largest Worker UnionAfter 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.
New Pension Reform Bill Clears House CommitteeA plan to cut government pensions and shift some retirement costs to schools has cleared its first hurdle in the Illinois Legislature.
New Website Could Help Pressure Lawmakers, Employees To Fix PensionsA 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.
Arbitrator Says Governor Can't Cancel RaisesThe 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.
Mayor's Office, Labor Leaders Meet To Discuss Work Rule ChangesThe 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.
Emanuel Reveals Plan To Lay Off 625 City WorkersMayor Rahm Emanuel today said he plans to lay off 625 city workers as part of a plan to close a $10 million budget gap.
Labor Leaders Throw In With Chico, Blast EmanuelSome Chicago union bosses say Rahm Emanuel was picking on their members as public employees were fighting valiantly against the blizzard.
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