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September 17, 2012
The Roundup: How Prop. 32 impacts unions; Chicago teachers picket; CA pension reform's long tail

The Roundup: Why Proposition 32 impacts unions; Chicago teachers strike; CA pension reform's long tail

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Sep 17 2012 08:10:00

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Millions in union political money at stake in Proposition 32 fight - The Sacramento BeeLabor unions argue that a campaign-finance measure on California's November ballot would unfairly hobble their political pull, but behind...
Quick appeal expected in collective bargaining caseMadison - A Dane County judge's ruling striking down many limits on collective bargaining for public workers will likely be appealed quic...
Chicago teachers picket for 6th school day - The Sacramento BeeChicago teachers are picketing at schools citywide for the sixth school day as they read over the latest contract offer from the district...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Sep 17 2012 08:03:55

Strike highlights shift in opinions on unionsWASHINGTON The teachers strike in Chicago that started last week - and may be resolved on Sunday - turned out to be a bruising battle on ...
Tentative contract deal for WA state workers - The Sacramento BeeNegotiators for Gov. Chris Gregoire and the union that represents state government's largest group of employees have struck a tentative p...
Payoff from California pension reform will take awhileIt took almost a year for Mr. Brown and the state Legislature to agree on the specifics for reform of the state's pension system for ...
Many state workers may get pay raisesThe Joint Committee on Employee Pay Plan Oversight on Tuesday recommended 7.5 percent raises for more than a thousand corrections officer...
Some GOP leaders say call for state pension overhaul is not warrantedDespite political rumblings that Texas should move away from public pensions, some key Republican House members say the statewide pension...

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