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Retired State Employees Contacted By Rauner Administration About Working In Event Of A StrikeWBBM's Nancy Harty reports their union says that doesn't bode well for contract talks.
Judge Rules Illinois Pension Overhaul UnconstitutionalSangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz ruled Friday in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the state's landmark pension overhaul. The state is expected to appeal the ruling directly to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Unions Willing To Pay More To Keep Unions, If State Guarantees Its ShareState employee unions said Wednesday they're willing to chip in more of their salaries toward retirements, if the state of Illinois guarantees that it will fully fund its responsibilities toward workers' pensions.
State Worker Retirements Surging Amid Pension Reform TalkWith state lawmakers trying to hash out comprehensive pension reform by the end of the year, Illinois state workers are retiring in record numbers to make sure they preserve their existing benefits.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wins Recall ElectionWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a historic recall election on Tuesday, beating Democratic challenger and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in his bid to keep his job after his controversial fight with labor unions over collective bargaining rights.
Recall Election Ordered Against Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerThe elections board in Wisconsin has ordered a historic recall election against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Renegotiation May Be In Order Over State Workers' RaisesIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says there may have to be some renegotiation with the union AFSCME over raises due 30,000 workers.
Group Says Ill. State Workers Paid More Than Private Sector PeersA free market think tank says pay for Illinois state workers has far outpaced private sector pay over the last 15 years and should be reduced as part of any serious efforts to balance the budget.
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.
State Employee Union Takes Pay Raise Case To ArbitratorA major labor union has asked an independent arbitrator to intervene in their dispute with Gov. Pat Quinn over his decision to cancel pay raises for some 30,000 state employees.
Ill. Workers Get More Time For Insurance ChangesIllinois has given state employees a few more days to make changes to their health insurance plans.
Panel Approves Temporary Insurance Plan For State EmployeesState officials say a new temporary health insurance plan for state employees will increase options and decrease confusion.
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