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Illinois Senate finally passes budget bills, but ‘Grand Bargain’ is history

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Illinois legislators have lurched toward pressuring Governor Bruce Rauner to agree to a budget, losing all semblance of a...

St. Clair Democrats, Chicago unions endorse Pritzker to take on Rauner

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Belleville, IL – A series of endorsements by labor unions and labor supporters have given the wealthiest Democratic candidate for Illinois...

Operating Engineers 520 speaks up for Illinois workers’ rights

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Edwardsville IL – Members of Operating Engineers Local 520 are speaking up for Illinois’ workmens’ compensation system, with the help of state...

Rauner backs down on firing union prison nurses

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Labor can chalk up a victory over Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner after Rauner last week gave up on his...

In Illinois legislature, first veto fight may come over union prison...

Rauner wants to replace union jobs with out-of-state contractor’s low-paid, non-union workers By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – The Illinois Legislature has been passing a lot...

Supreme Court denies Rauner request against AFSCME members

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – The Illinois Supreme Court has denied Governor Bruce Rauner’s request to streamline the process for ruling on whether he can...

Illinois Senate votes to save union nurses’ jobs

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – State senators Andy Manar and Sam McCann are sponsors of a plan to halt outsourcing of union nursing jobs...

Rauner lays off prison nurses, replaces tower guards with cameras

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – It’s getting tougher to work for the state of Illinois, especially if you’re a union member working at...

Unions, Democrats at odds over failed “grand bargain”

Still no sign of a budget in Illinois; Rauner lobbies against it By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – The so-called “Grand Bargain” to end Illinois’...

AFSCME members authorize first strike

Union willing to compromise, Rauner won’t even meet By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – In the first-ever strike authorization vote in Illinois state government, an...
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