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National Moral Monday action targets Gov. Rauner in Chicago

In Chicago, the demand was for Republican Gov. Rauner to "stop killing us" and to facilitate the passage of a budget that prioritizes poor and working families.

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Chicago teachers strike puts focus on Rauner, state budget crisis

Illinois is entering its tenth month without a budget; Rauner has refused to sign one without legislators agreeing to his drastic "turnaround agenda" that rolls back worker rights.

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Illinois GOP governor solicits retirees as strikebreakers

Rauner also failed to deny reports that he is considering calling on the Illinois National Guard to replace state workers in the event of a lockout or strike.

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Retaliation at Illinois factory ignites labor alliance

Members of Chicago Jobs with Justice as well as Jobs to Move America coalesced in downtown Chicago to declare their support for a worker fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.

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Illinois, New Jersey high courts hit cuts of public workers pensions

The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.

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Illinois union coalition battles Rauner fair share fee ban in state courts

Rauner intends to hurt "the men and women who do the real work of state government."

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University of Illinois forces strike on campus workers

Campus workers are on strike at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign after months of contract negotiations with the university's administration yielded little results.

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Illinois governor makes state workers the scapegoats

In what he termed "the most difficult budget" in the state's history, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on March 6, called for deep cuts in a wide range of social programs.

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Walmart workers sue for unpaid wages

The other shoe - the legal one - has dropped in Wal-Mart's constant low pay and bad benefits for its workers.

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Protest shuts down Walmart warehouse

In a spirited act of civil disobedience, 14 clergy, labor and community leaders were arrested for blocking access to Walmart's midwestern distribution centerin Elwood, Ill.

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