Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) is putting forward a state pension reform proposal that is a revamp of the one he proposed back in 2013, which had union support and offered pensioners a choice in their retirement benefits.
Progress Illinois takes a closer look at the race for the 20th district state representative seat, which pits first-time candidate and law student Mo Khan against long-serving GOP incumbent Mike McAuliffe.
More than 60 workers at a moving and storage company in Skokie walked off the job Monday as part of an open-ended strike in protest of the firm's slow contract talks with their union.
Workers at Golan's Moving and Storage have been waiting for their first labor contract since winning union representation by Teamsters Local 705 in December. The union represents a core group of about 70 workers at Golan's, plus many temporary employees on 90-day work visas, said Teamsters Local 705 union representative Richard DeVries.
Some major public sector unions are rejecting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed pension overhaul that would hike property taxes in the city by $250 million over a five-year period and increase the amount of money employees pay toward their pensions, among other reforms.