Several Unions Line Up Behind EmanuelPrimary opponent Willie Wilson, an African American, said minorities have not benefited from the mayor's tenure. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
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 Organize School Bus Tour To Call For Federal Highway FundingUnion laborers throughout the Midwest have joined the call for passage of a long-term highway bill in Congress; and they said it’s not just about jobs, it’s about safety.
Labor Unions Plan To File Lawsuit Against City Pension Reform LawLabor leaders were planning to go to court to block legislation cutting pension benefits and raising the retirement ages for many city workers, and opening the door for a property tax hike to help pay the city’s share of employee pension costs.
Chicago Labor Unions Form Coalition To Protect PensionsChicago Labor Unions just announced a new coalition, We Are One Chicago, designed to defend the pensions of city employees and retirees, reports WBBM's Kimberly Easton.
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.
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.
Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor's Plan To Cut Health Care SubsidyUnion leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.
Illinois Senate Passes Union-Backed Pension PlanThe Illinois Senate voted Thursday to send a union-supported pension reform bill to the House, leaving lawmakers with two competing proposals for dealing with the nation's worst state pension crisis just weeks before the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn.
House Passes Speaker Madigan's Pension Reform PlanThe Illinois House has approved a comprehensive pension-reform plan for the first time after years of talks.
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.
Madigan: 'No Cooperation' From Unions On Pension Reform
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.
'Right To Work' Laws Unlikely To Make Their Way To Illinois Anytime SoonIn Illinois, Democrats – long supported by labor unions – have majorities in the House and Senate – and will have veto-proof majorities starting in January -- and Gov. Pat Quinn also is a Democrat.
Illinois Lawmakers Warned About State's Fiscal CliffCongress isn’t the only government body facing a “financial cliff.” Illinois lawmakers also are being warned about the state’s dire financial situation, which could get even worse if the federal government has to slash funding to the states.