unions

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
8:58 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Supreme Court Limits Power Of Illinois Home Care Worker Unions

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 6:32 am

An Illinois home care worker argued that being forced to pay union fees violates her first amendment rights.

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken her side.

But it limited its decision to non-traditional public employees-- like home care workers, who are paid by the state but hired and fired by the people they care for.

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NCAA
2:10 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Student-Athlete Unions Not In WIU's Immediate Future

Western's Hanson Field
Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Student-athlete unions won’t be coming to Western Illinois University anytime soon. But the possibility is still sparked some debate on campus.

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Bill Knight – February 20
2:15 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Benefitting from Unions Without Paying Dues

Bill Knight

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.

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Also Against Pension Cuts
6:26 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Western UPI Chapter Sends Letter Opposing Cost Shift

Sherman Hall at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

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.

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Workers & Free Trade
10:07 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Bill Knight - March 1

Bill Knight

General Motors in mid-February announced its highest annual profits ever -- $7.6 billion in 2011 profits on revenues of $105 billion. That’s not only an increase of 62% from the year before, it’s just two years since GM reorganized under federal bankruptcy law – helped by $82 billion in taxpayer money.

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