public employees

Eliminating mandatory overtime in state employment is the honorable thing to do for these dedicated largely female champions of quality healthcare service delivery.
January 20, 2016. President Obama, invited to the North American International Auto Show, begins his tour of the Cobo Center. Hours before, teachers and their supporters wave signs that decry the deplorable conditions of Detroit Public Schools (DPS). This protest shut down 88 of DPS' 100 schools for the day.
Unions are one of the few groups advocating for the interest of working people. If we make it harder for unions to do their job, working people will lose a major ally in the fight to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the richest 1 percent.
The New York Times reported yesterday that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's chief political backer, Ken Griffin, made $1.3 billion last year as manager of the hedge fund Citadel Capital. Griffin made as much personally as 26,000 average Americans making the median wage.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has made his criticism of public unions clear, signing an executive order to stop mandatory "fair share" fees and expressing support for local "right-to-work zones" throughout the state.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday declared that Illinois state employees who do not wish to belong to a union can no longer have "fair share" fees deducted from their paychecks. In doing so, he likely set in motion a legal proceeding that will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and could have a major effect in labor law across the country.
That's right, a guy who last year made $25,000 an hour speculating and flying around on a corporate jet, is furious that someone who works 40 hours a week pouring concrete, laying hot asphalt and fixing potholes -- serious physical work -- makes as much all year as he does in two hours.
This year's theme for Public Service Recognition Week is "Proud to Serve," a fitting reminder that federal employees are
These job losses have hurt economic activity far more than some of the other pet projects that politicians claim are jobs
Judge Steven Rhodes's recent ruling in Detroit led many to believe that it's open season on worker pensions. The national media declared local governments had new legal precedent to start cutting benefits for thousands of public employees. This is exactly the wrong lesson to take away from Detroit.
Images of the city play like a science fiction movie narrating the end of America's successful experiment with diversity in a robust urban life style. Detroit has gone from 'Motown' to 'Notown.'
For many years the American Right -- and many of the most powerful elements of corporate and Wall Street elite -- have conducted a war on public employees. It's time for Progressives -- and Americans of all stripes -- to wake up and smell the coffee.
The initiative would not only cut the retirement benefits of future public sector workers, but of current government employees as well. Should the measure make it to the ballot and prevail, that provision will surely trigger a bitter legal fight.
On a range of issues, our state faces tough problems that can only be solved by stakeholders and elected officials working together. The new pension reform legislation, Senate Bill 2404, shows the way.
The New Jersey Civil Service Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss merging various civil service
This bill proposes to upend almost a century's worth of civil service tradition in the Sunflower State. In 1915, Kansas was
As Kansas' House of Representatives meets on a contentious anti-union bill, Republican lawmakers are advised to take additional security precautions.
As Kansas' House of Representatives meets on a contentious anti-union bill, Republican lawmakers are advised to take additional security precautions. Rep. J.R. Claeys and John Celock join Mike to discuss.
"They believe this fantasy of union members as thugs and bullies, when they are hard-working people," Loomis said. "They
"These are items that should be the responsibility of the employer," Claeys said. "What this bill does is, it takes teachers