Will County Workers' Strike Enters Day 4Municipal workers in Will County said they’re in it for the long haul as they entered day four of a labor strike, following 15 months of failed negotiations.
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 Gets Go-Ahead To Close Illinois PrisonsSeven Illinois correctional facilities, including the modern but hotly debated high-security Tamms prison, will close within weeks after action by a judge Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said.
Union: Quinn's Unfair Demands Have Left Contract Talks At StandstillFirst it was Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the Chicago Teachers Union, and now, another prominent Illinois Democrat is in trouble with a public employees' union.
State Agrees To Halt Transfers From Prisons Set To CloseThe 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.
8 Volatile Criminals Moved As Tamms Supermax Prison Prepares To CloseEight of the state’s more volatile criminals were moved Thursday from the Tamms Superman prison downstate.
Appeals Court Backs Quinn's Move To Deny Workers' RaisesA federal appeals court is backing Gov. Pat Quinn's move to deny pay raises to thousands of union workers.
Chicago Workers Protest Gov. Walker's Speech In SpringfieldDozens of Chicago union workers boarded buses to Springfield Tuesday morning, where they joined about 3,000 other workers protesting today's speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Some Lawmakers Join State Workers Demanding RaisesThousands of state workers are still fighting for the pay raises the governor canceled this summer, and some lawmakers are now joining the fight.
Public Employee Union: Where's Our Pay Raise?Big corporations got tax breaks last year, and the state’s largest public employee union is still asking, what about us?
Illinois Union: Scott Walker Is Too Extreme For WisconsinIn Wisconsin, the process of verifying signatures collected to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker begins Tuesday.