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When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns. Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
Tags: Weather, Newt Gingrich, Waste, Human Interest, Unions
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn likes to talk about how he's a big supporter of both school kids and the working man. But today school kids helped the working man take Quinn to school. Fifth-graders entering the Illinois Capitol on a field trip saw a bunch of union...
Supporters of a living wage ordinance for Chicago airports are using the recent firings of workers to renew their push. Union leaders said 12 employees were fired from Hudson News in the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport. They're...
Tags: Employees, Employees, Chicago Mayor, Unions, Chicago Tribune
ReutersWASHINGTON, (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, offering a first glimpse of next week's State of the Union address, made clear on Saturday that the speech will deliver a starkly partisan election-year call for a "return to American values." "I'm going to...
The Hartford CourantTeacher union leaders, school administrators and state officials harmonized last week over a proposed teacher evaluation system. But Tuesday when Gov.Dannel P. Malloyannounced plans to reduce red tape and to "empower local school districts" — steps...
It was only last week that a full first draft of President Obama's State of the Union speech came together. And it was still being polished Tuesday, just hours before it is delivered from the rostrum in the House chamber. The White House has offered a...
In a victory for the state police union, a judge has refused Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's request to dismiss a lawsuit by the union regarding Malloy's layoff of 56 troopers. The judge also said that the state's law requiring a minimum of 1,248 troopers is...
Tags: Government, Labor Legislation, Unions, Laws, Unemployment
A state employee has been fired in the emergency food stamp fraud scandal after receiving $200 in benefits, officials said Wednesday. The union worker was terminated for understating her income while applying for the federal benefits, said her attorney,...
Tribune reporterAlthough no agreement had been made by Friday evening, dozens of striking teachers and staff picketing at Zion-Benton High School District 126 schools for a second day are trying to remain optimistic. But the marathon negotiating sessions —...
Tags: Teachers, Health, Zion, Strikes, Health Insurance Cost
email@example.comSPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Every day, tens of thousands of letters and packages from 250 post offices in the Ozarks flow through Springfield's mail processing center. “We are the second largest processing facility handling that many post offices in...
Clout StreetA pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week. The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald....
Tags: Government, Health, Edward M. Burke, AFSCME, Unemployment
Tribune reporterLocal School Council members, helped by the Chicago Teachers Union, are asking a Cook County court to intervene before the Chicago Board of Education votes on 17 proposed school closures and "turnarounds" later this month. Members of nine local...
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