Illinois Approves Ban On 'Right-To-Work Laws'With the support of labor unions, a new bill prohibiting municipalities in the state from enacting "right-to-work laws" was signed into law by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker last week.
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.
Wisconsin Governor Open To Limiting Police, Fire UnionsPolice and firefighters were not included in the 2011 law that barred other public sector unions from collectively bargaining over anything other than base wage increases no greater than inflation.
Caliendo: Wisconsin Recall Outcome Depends On MobilizationBoth Republicans and Democrats are watching the gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin very closely, as it could have implications for the presidential race.
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.
NBA, Players Meet For 15 HoursNBA and players’ association representatives met for 15 hours Wednesday, and a published report says officials are hoping that a full season can be salvaged.
Madigan Seeks More Control For Lawmakers In Workers' Collective BargainingState lawmakers would have more control in collective bargaining for state workers under a proposal introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).
Ind. Prosecutor Quits After E-Mails About Wis. ProtestersA lawsuit that led to the release of hundreds of e-mails to Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker has resulted in the resignation of a prosecutor in Indiana.
Judge Blocks Wisconsin Law Curbing UnionsA Wisconsin judge has temporarily blocked the new law restricting unions that led 14 state senators to Illinois for weeks to avoid a vote.
Wisconsin Dems Who Hid Out In Illinois Can't VoteThe Democratic senators are back and Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan has passed, but there is more trouble brewing now in Wisconsin.
Union Leaders Plan To Fight After Wisconsin VoteUnion leaders say they are mounting a major counter-attack against Republicans nationwide, after Wisconsin lawmakers succeeded in stripping nearly all collective bargaining rights.
Wisconsin Dems Furious Over Vote In Their AbsenceThe proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from state employees may have passed the Wisconsin senate, but the battle is far from over.
Walker Rejects Dems' 'Border Summit' IdeaWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is rejecting an offer by Democratic state senators to meet him at the Illinois-Wisconsin state line for a discussion ending the budget standoff.
Wisconsin Senate Democrat Calls For 'Border Summit'The concept of a border summit might suggest an international relations discussion, or a meeting about the immigration debate.