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  • Note-taking dispute reportedly put audit of DWP trusts on hold

    Note-taking dispute reportedly put audit of DWP trusts on hold
    A long-awaited examination of how two controversial Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofit trusts spent millions of ratepayer dollars stalled over a concern that auditors were taking too many notes, according to City Hall sources. Under a...
  • Rauner and union freeloaders

    Now that Gov. Bruce Rauner has made it possible for some state employees not to pay “fair share” union dues, can we assume that those who take advantage will refuse pay increases and other benefits negotiated by the unions to which they do not...
  • Don't blame unions for lack of jobs

    I am not a member of a union and never have been, but it is hard to watch a billionaire governor suggest that unions are responsible for Illinois’ lack of jobs. Years ago when I worked in the airline industry, only one company at the time didn&...
  • Opting out of paying union dues

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive action allowing state employees to opt out of paying union dues doesn’t go as far as he could have. He could also bar the state from having to collect dues for public employee unions by payroll deduction. Public...
  • Benefits of unions

    Conservatives like Gov. Bruce Rauner often deride the “takers,” but when it comes to the issue of “fair share,” the true “takers” are those who refuse to join unions and object to union dues since they reap the benefits...
  • Return to work: Golan's workers claim win after six-month strike

    Return to work: Golan's workers claim win after six-month strike
    More than six months after workers at Skokie's Golan's Moving & Storage went on strike to try to win their first union contract, they returned to their jobs this month, claiming victory after agreeing to a three-year pact with the company. Dozens of...
  • Gov. Rauner wants Illinois to have right-to-work zones, which unions decry

    Gov. Rauner wants Illinois to have right-to-work zones, which unions decry
    As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sets his sights on limiting the influence of unions in Illinois, he's pushing an idea he's dubbed "empowerment zones" — areas across the state where voters could decide if workers in their communities should be forced...
  • Comptroller won't go along with Rauner's order on union dues

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's attempts to prohibit unions from requiring non-members to provide financial support hit a snag Friday. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said Friday that the state comptroller is not bound by Rauner's executive order targeting...
  • Union: General Mills to proceed with Pillsbury plant closure

    General Mills is pushing ahead with its planned closure of a southern Indiana Pillsbury plant and a neighboring business that together employ more than 400 workers under an agreement the company reached with the union that represents those workers, the...
  • W.Va. Senate clears compromise, drops prevailing wage repeal

    West Virginia senators passed a compromise Thursday to scale back the state's prevailing wage on public construction projects, switching from the full-blown repeal that Republicans had enough votes to pass. The GOP-led Senate voted 23-11 to change the...
  • Allentown teachers question district's extra $11 million in fund balance

    Allentown teachers question district's extra $11 million in fund balance
    The Allentown Education Association blasted the school district's administration and called for an independent audit to determine how an extra $11 million ended up in the district's fund balance. But administrators have a point-by-point explanation for...
  • Pocono Medical Center nurses union won't strike; contract OK'd

    Pocono Medical Center nurses union won't strike; contract OK'd
    The registered nurses union at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg approved a contract Thursday, averting a threatened srike, the union announced late Thursday. Talks between the JNESO union and Monroe County's only hospital had for months focused...