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Judge denies request to block Chicago from stripping 'police' title from airport security officers

Scott Holland Aug. 11, 2017, 6:00am

A labor union representing the Chicago airport security officers formerly designated as Chicago Aviation Police has failed for now in its attempt to block City Hall from removing the title of “police” from the officers in the wake of a high-profile passenger dragging incident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

SEIU official sued for defamation says plaintiffs, Local 73 colluded on 'secret' deal to let union slide

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 18, 2016, 5:04pm

An official with Chicago-based Service Employees International Union Local 73 has asked a Cook County judge to take another look at the decision to allow the union to escape a defamation lawsuit and to potentially sanction attorneys representing plaintiffs in that case, after he alleged the union and the plaintiffs and their attorneys cut a deal to let Local 73 off the hook, but never disclosed it to union members or the court.

State can force IL child care, home care workers to be represented by union, federal judge says

Jonathan Bilyk May 13, 2016, 5:24pm

While the U.S. Supreme Court declared two years ago that the state cannot compel independent home care and child care workers from paying money to public employees unions out of the checks they receive for their work from the state, a Chicago federal judge said the Constitution does not similarly forbid the state from requiring those same workers to be represented by a union.

SEIU Local 73 hit with defamation suit from union reps for SEIU employees

Dan Churney Feb. 28, 2016, 10:38pm

Members of Chicago-based Service Employee International Union Local 73 are suing the union and one of its officers for defamation, alleging the officer sent emails maligning them after he was booted from office, with other Local 73 officials not only failing to take proper steps in response, but worsening the situation.

Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of state law designating SEIU as representative of Illinois home caregivers, child care providers

Hoang Tran Nov. 11, 2015, 12:11pm

Six Illinois child care providers and home caretakers displeased with being forced by state law to have the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represent them have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago asking the state to strike down the law and remove the SEIU as their union representative.

SEIU sues Chicago Park District to overturn pension reform law 'diminishing' district worker retirement payouts

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 13, 2015, 3:38pm

Employees of the Chicago Park District, represented by the Service Employees International Union have challenged the constitutionality of a state law reforming the Park District’s public employee pension fund, which supporters believed would help the district stabilize its pension liabilities. On Oct. 8, SEIU Local 73 and named plaintiffs, Chicago Park District retiree David Biedron and current Chicago Park District employee Heather Kelly, filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court.