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Illinois Unions

Plenty of Action, Scant Progress at State Capitol

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.20.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Inside and outside the Illinois Statehouse this week there was a constant buzz of activity, though it's hard to tell whether all the action was eviden...

Madigan vs. Rauner Proxy Wars Shattering Primary Spending Records

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.25.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

State Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, and primary challenger Juliana Stratton When we last checked in on the Democratic primary race in the 5th Illinois ...

Rauner, AFSCME Impasse Could Benefit The Governor

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.26.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Gov. Bruce Rauner's request that that state's labor relations board declare an impasse between his admi...

Plaintiff in Illinois Union Lawsuit Hopes SCOTUS Sides With California Teacher

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.08.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A California lawsuit to be argued Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court could do much of the heavy lifting for Gov. Bruce Rauner in his effort to end f...

Rauner Task Force Outlines 27 Recommendations for Reducing Local Taxing Bodies

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.05.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With nearly 7,000 units of government, Illinois has about 2,000 more than any other state in the nation, resulting in a behemoth bureaucratic industry...

Illinois Governor Takes Another Step To Weaken Unions

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) continued his campaign against labor unions on Monday, using executive authority to block public employee unions from c...

Madigan stares, unions don't blink

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.21.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

To witness Tuesday evening's hearing before the Illinois House Personnel and Pension Committee was to see, played out in real time, the essence of the...

Citizens are sounding off, with a vengeance

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.05.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Since legislators ended their spring session Friday night with little significant to show for it other than fracking regulations and the concealed car...

Arbitrator:Governor Quinn Should Pay Raises He Cancelled

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

An arbitrator sided Tuesday with Illinois' largest employee union in an ongoing battle over Governor Pat Quinn's announcement earlier this month that ...

Union Members Slam Quinn Over Raise Rejections As He Rakes In Cash For DGA

Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

As union members statewide gathered to protest Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's decision to deny raises to public employees, the Democratic Governor's As...

Quinn Defends Cancelling Raises, Is Prepared For Possible Lawsuit

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

Though Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's Friday announcement of the cancellation of some 30,000 state employee's anticipated raises was describ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Union: Gov. Quinn Cancelling Raises Worse Than Scott Walker

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

In a move that has ignited the ire of labor groups statewide, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced on Friday the cancellation of pay raises for thous...