Supreme Court Rules Unions Can't Charge 'Fair Share' Fees To Non-MembersIn a ruling that could financially cripple labor unions representing government workers, The Supreme Court has overturned a 40-year-old ruling that allows public sector unions to collect fees from non-members to cover the costs of negotiating contracts for all employees.
Union Crowd Rallies At Daley PlazaA major Supreme Court case to heard next week could deal a big blow to public sector union membership.
Teachers, Immigrants Mark International Workers' DayA number of demonstrations have been planned for May Day in Chicago, to celebrate worker and immigrant rights.
Court Rules AFSCME Not Owed Pay Raises Without AppropriationThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that former Gov. Pat Quinn was correct in 2011 when he denied state workers promised pay raises because lawmakers had not appropriated the money.
Big Debates Expected On Illinois Bills On Unions, CollegesThe Democrat-led Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto last month of a bill to add funding for community colleges and tuition grants for low-income students.
Business Owners Applaud Rauner's Economic AgendaA group of suburban business owners on Tuesday said Gov. Bruce Rauner is mostly hitting the right notes as he tries to move the state’s economy forward.
City Council Panel Rejects Rauner's "Right To Work Zones" PlanChicago aldermen and labor leaders have answered a resounding no to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to create so-called “right to work” zones in communities throughout the state.
Emanuel To Rauner: "Chicago Will Not Be A Right-To-Work City"Gov. Bruce Rauner has suggested creating so-called “right-to-work zones” across Illinois, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen have said that won’t happen in Chicago on their watch.
Garcia: 'No Gravy To Go Around' In Contract Talks With City WorkersMayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has scoffed at accusations he will be beholden to public employee unions that have backed him in his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, because of the substantial cash they’ve given Garcia’s campaign.
Rauner Orders State To Divert 'Fair Share' Fees From UnionsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, dogged in attempts to eliminate fees paid to unions by workers who choose not to join, has instructed state agencies to divert money from nonunion employee paychecks away from organized labor until a judge settles the matter.
Union 'Fair Share' Dues Issue Evolving Into Lisa Madigan Vs. Gov. Rauner Legal BattleIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan moved Monday to dismiss a federal lawsuit Gov. Bruce Rauner authorized that challenges “fair share” fees collected by labor unions in the state.
Unions Ask Federal Judge To Dismiss Rauner Lawsuit Over DuesIllinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwide.