labor unions

State News
4:28 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Rauner's stance on unions just an adgenda?

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Governor Bruce Rauner has spent much of his first few months in office talking about labor unions. He’s shared not only policy proposals, but also his ideas about the history of the union movement. 

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State News
4:10 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Cook County, Chicago officials oppose 'right to work' zones

Chicago and Cook County officials are opposing Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to let local governments and voters decide whether workers should be required to join a union.

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State News
5:37 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Rauner wants to curb government unions

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois must curb government-union powers and reduce spending on state workers' salaries and benefits.

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State News
3:03 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Rauner suggests union-free zones

Some of Illinois’ largest labor unions are preparing for a fight with Governor Bruce Rauner.  They’re on the defensive after Rauner talked more openly about so-called Right to Work laws.

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State News
6:43 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Attorneys for Illinois officials defend pension law

Attorneys for Illinois officials are defending controversial legislation cutting the retirement benefits of state employees. Unions representing those workers sued. They’re saying the pension changes are unconstitutional.

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State News
1:56 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Gov. Quinn against giving ADM tax incentives to stay in Il

When lawmakers return to Springfield for their fall session later this month, they'll be weighing requests from several international companies that want tax breaks for keeping their headquarters in Illinois. But as IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, Governor Pat Quinn is throwing cold water on that idea.

Most of the tax-credit attention has gone to agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, which wants up to $24 million to keep its global head office in Illinois. But lawmakers have also heard requests from Zurich Insurance, based in Schaumburg, and OfficeMax, based in Naperville, and there are others.  Gov. Quinn, however, says pensions need to come first.

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