unions http://tspr.org en Supreme Court Limits Power Of Illinois Home Care Worker Unions http://tspr.org/post/supreme-court-limits-power-illinois-home-care-worker-unions An Illinois home care worker argued that being forced to pay union fees violates her first amendment rights.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:58:55 +0000 Shannon Heffernan 55817 at http://tspr.org Supreme Court Limits Power Of Illinois Home Care Worker Unions Student-Athlete Unions Not In WIU's Immediate Future http://tspr.org/post/student-athlete-unions-not-wius-immediate-future <p>Student-athlete unions won’t be coming to Western Illinois University anytime soon. But the possibility is still sparked some debate on campus. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:10:54 +0000 Emily Boyer 52361 at http://tspr.org Student-Athlete Unions Not In WIU's Immediate Future Benefitting from Unions Without Paying Dues http://tspr.org/post/benefitting-unions-without-paying-dues <p>A recent U.S. Supreme Court debate comes down to employees working at jobs where most of their peers want to be represented by negotiators they elect and share the costs of that representation, versus individuals who feel coerced into sharing the costs of achieving better compensation, and their narrow notion of free association and free speech.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:15:38 +0000 Bill Knight 48606 at http://tspr.org Benefitting from Unions Without Paying Dues Western UPI Chapter Sends Letter Opposing Cost Shift http://tspr.org/post/western-upi-chapter-sends-letter-opposing-cost-shift <p>A public employee union in Illinois is criticizing several university presidents for backing a pension reform plan that includes cuts to benefits and a proposal to shift costs to university employees. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:26:50 +0000 Scott Stuntz 37569 at http://tspr.org Western UPI Chapter Sends Letter Opposing Cost Shift Bill Knight - March 1 http://tspr.org/post/bill-knight-march-1 <p>General Motors in mid-February announced its highest annual profits ever -- $7.6 billion in 2011 profits on revenues of $105 billion. That&rsquo;s not only an increase of 62% from the year before, it&rsquo;s just two years since GM reorganized under federal bankruptcy law &ndash; helped by $82 billion in taxpayer money.<br /> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:07:20 +0000 Rich Egger 11025 at http://tspr.org Bill Knight - March 1