Unions

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Largest Ill. Employee Union Says Rauner’s Latest Executive Action is ‘Blatantly Illegal’

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move to eliminate “fair share” payments from public sector employees who opt out of joining a union, but still get benefits from collective bargaining, is “blatantly illegal,” according to AFSCME Council 31 spokesman Anders Lindall.

02/11/2015

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Says He’s Against ‘Right to Work’ Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in Illinois

Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”

02/09/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive

“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”

02/04/2015

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Metro Bus Drivers Back to Work

Metro bus drivers reported to work on time this morning and officials with the transit company say everything is running smoothly.

04/08/2014

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Missouri House Endorses Limits on Union Payments

The Republican-led Missouri House took another step Monday in a repeat bid to require labor organizations to ask public employees every year to agree to have union fees automatically deducted from their paychecks.

04/01/2014

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 4:  (L-R) Republican candidates for governor of Illinois, Bill Brady, Dan Rutherford, Kirk Dillard, and Bruce Rauner prepare to speak on March 4, 2014 at a public forum at the David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The debate was hosted at a University of Chicago venue, and the candidates answered a range of social questions from abortion to the death penalty. (Photo by Terrence Antonio James-Pool/Getty Images)

Republican Gov. Candidates Debate Unions

One of the four Republican candidates has become vocal about his view of unions.

03/10/2014

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Mo. Republicans Fight for “Right-To-Work”

Missouri House Republicans are fighting unions and democrats to make the Show-Me State a right-to-work state.

02/25/2014

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Mo. House Committee Endorses ‘Right to Work’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri House committee has endorsed a measure, known as “right to work,” that would bar labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay union fees. The House Workforce Development […]

02/11/2014

Mo. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder greeting seniors in St. Louis County

Kinder: ‘The Votes Are There’ For Right-To-Work in 2014

“Passage is assured in the House, the votes are there in the Senate, and I believe we stand an excellent chance at making this progress”

12/24/2013

View of the skyline in the city of Seattle. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Labor Leader Predicts Seattle Machinists Will Reject Boeing’s Offer

“I think that ultimately, if they turn it down, it’s probably a positive for the state of Missouri,” Labor Council President Emeritus Bob Kelley said.

12/23/2013

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