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Stories with organization: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  • State, AFSCME OK ongoing talks without lockout or strike 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:29 pm

    CHICAGO - Negotiations on a contract with Illinois' largest public employee union will continue without the possibility of a strike or lockout for one month after the contract expires next week.

  • Closer Look: Rauner, public unions not close on contracts 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 10:52 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The contracts for more than 40,000 Illinois state workers will expire at the end of the month, and their unions and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's negotiating team apparently aren't close to agreeing on new ones. The impasse has gotten more public attention in recent days, with union members staging nearly 100 protests throughout the state to rally public support to their calls for fair contracts. With the potential for a far-reaching strike or lockout looming, here are some things to know:

  • Clinton, Democrats meeting labor leaders on 2016 bids 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 12:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Democratic presidential rivals are holding private meetings with labor leaders in hopes of landing union endorsements that would bring organizational muscle and money to their 2016 campaigns.