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Judge: Advocate must recognize union representing nurses working at Walgreens clinics

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 14, 2017, 5:59pm

A Chicago federal judge has ordered Advocate Health to recognize and bargain with a union representing more than 140 advanced practice nurses who staff the former Take Care Health clinics Advocate now operates inside Chicago area Walgreens stores, saying he believes the ex-Take Care Health APNs should be counted separately from the more than 200 APNs Advocate already employed at its other walk-in clinics for the purposes of collective bargaining.

Jurisdiction must be settled before showdown between Rauner and unions can begin; Unfunded pension liability at $111 billion, governor says

The Cook County Record Apr. 9, 2015, 4:21pm

RaunerSPRINGFIELD – Before the great contest between Gov. Bruce Rauner and state employee unions can begin, judges must settle a great contest over jurisdiction.A suit Rauner filed against the unions remains active in federal court at Chicago, and a suit the unions filed against Rauner remains active in St. Clair County circuit court.Both suits pertain to an executive order that would prohibit unions