Union Lawsuit Seek Full Pay Despite No Illinois BudgetUnions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time despite the lack of a 2016 fiscal year budget.
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.
Durbin Says He’s Against 'Right to Work' Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in IllinoisDurbin 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.”
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."
Metro Bus Drivers Back to WorkMetro bus drivers reported to work on time this morning and officials with the transit company say everything is running smoothly.
Missouri House Endorses Limits on Union PaymentsThe 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.
Republican Gov. Candidates Debate UnionsOne of the four Republican candidates has become vocal about his view of unions.
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.
Mo. House Committee Endorses 'Right to Work'
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"
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.
Illinois Governor Signs Pension Overhaul Into LawThe overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.