Janus v AFSCME, a case out of Illinois that’s backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner and conservative donors and activists, aims to do away with fair share fees. We hear from both sides of the issue.
After 10 years, the city and labor unions are preparing for a new round of contract negotiations. What you should know about the process.
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board gave graduate students at private universities the go-ahead to form collective bargaining units. What local students and schools impacted by the ruling have to say.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has targeted public employee salaries and collective bargaining rights in his first few weeks on the job. How will the Illinois General Assembly respond when he delivers his State of the State speech on Wednesday? We have a preview.
Rauner Sets Up Fight with Unions, Bicycle Safety
We share what you had to say about Gov. Rauner’s expected push to diminish the influence of unions and bicycle safety in Chicago.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed "right-to-work zones" that would weaken union control in certain areas. The move is sure to touch off a fight with labor unions, and may need legislative action to become a reality. We'll talk about the governor's ideas about unions, his management style, as well as the new COO and CFO he's appointed.
A Cook County pension reform bill may be headed to Springfield. County officials say they are nearing a deal to solve the county's pension problem. Will it mean higher property taxes as well?
UIC professors cancel classes and take to the picket lines. Paris Schutz has more on what they hope a strike will accomplish.
A coalition of public employee unions fight back over efforts to reform the state's drastically underfunded pension system. Paris Schutz has more on what they're looking for.
The teachers' strike is over, but the city must now negotiate contracts with police and fire unions. How will the city afford what's coming? Paris Schutz has the story.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes his pension reform plan to Springfield, urging lawmakers to make tough changes regarding city employee pensions. We talk with Chicago's City Treasurer about the proposal.