Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gov. Rauner’s Workers Comp. Reform Hearing

We attend a committee hearing on Governor Rauner's workers' compensation reform bill. Thought the bill wasn't passed, it will continue to be an integral...

US Supreme Court Rules IN FAVOR of Janus in Historic Union...

Washington, June 27, 2018 - In a historic 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled today that government workers cannot be forced to join...

Pipefitters Retro-Fit the Whiting, Ind Refinery to Use Oil from Canadian...

From Chicago, We talk one on one with Jim Buchanan, Business manager for Pipefitters Local 597. We hear how an upgrade to the...

AFL – CIO and the Illinois Trial Lawyers on Workers’ Compensation

From the State Capitol: AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan, and Illinois Trial Lawyers President, Perry Browder, are joined by others as they discuss the Workers Compensation...

Should Non-Union Workers be Required to Pay Union Dues?

CHICAGO (March 1, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a...

Local “Right to Work” Zones Now Against the Law in Illinois

State Capitol, April 12, 2019 - Gov Pritzker signs SB-1474, a bill that would prohibit local government from establishing local "Right...

Restoring the Public Duty Rule, to Protect Fire Fighters, Policemen and...

Brad Cole of the IL Municipal League and Pat Devaney, representing Fire Fighters, discuss the need to restore the legal protections of the "Public...

Restaurant Assn CEO, Sam Toia, on Legislation Impacting IL Restaurants

From the State Capitol:  Sam Toia tells us about what bills the Illinois Restaurant Assn, is supporting and opposed to, and why.  He also...

Gov Rauner, Educators, and Trade Group Leaders, on the Need for...

From Springfield: Gov Rauner holds a meeting with educators and students, about the great paying jobs that are often available to those with a...

Janus v AFSCME, the Springfield, Illinois Labor Lawsuit that Challenges Compulsory...

From Washington: We speak with reporter Jinitzail Hernandez, who sat in on the oral arguments of the US Supreme Court case of Janus v...

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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