Michael Carrigan

Unions Sue Rauner Over Order Blocking "Fair Share" DuesIllinois labor unions filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don't want to join a union.
Rauner Seeking "Right-To-Work" Zones As Top Priority"I'm not advocating Illinois becoming a right-to-work state, but I do advocate (for) local governments being allowed to decide whether they're right-to-work zones," he said.
Unions Sue To Block State Pension Reform PlanThe lawsuit, which follows others already filed by retirees, argues the pension bill approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn more than a month ago violates a clause of the state constitution that says pension benefits may not be cut.
Union Analysis: Senate Pension Reform Plan Saves More Than House PlanA study by the We Are One Illinois coalition shows that if half of employees and retirees choose to forgo post-career health insurance as part of Senate President John Cullerton's proposal, the state's debt to two health insurance programs would be cut in half, by $26 billion.
Madigan: 'No Cooperation' From Unions On Pension Reform
Business, Labor Leaders Push For Federal Road FundingLabor and management leaders found a way to be on the same side – in favor of federal highway dollars staying in the inbound lanes into Illinois.