Indiana Republicans have made two big gains in education policy. On Thursday a majority of the Indiana Senate approved what could become one of the most expansive school voucher programs in the nation.
The political wrangling over collective bargaining and unions has brought public sector workers into focus. In February, teachers, nurses and other civil service workers took over Wisconsin’s state capitol building.
Union contracts with Chicago-area Hilton hotels could pressure other hospitality chains to follow suit.
Members of the union UNITE HERE on Friday ratified four-year agreements covering 1,600 Chicago-area workers at the Drake, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Hilton and Hilton O’Hare.
Football season is over but the battle over an National Football League labor agreement continues. The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires at the end of the day Thursday. If players and owners can’t hash out a new agreement there will be a lockout.
Some three dozen Indiana Democrats will be starting their second week living in downstate Urbana Monday. Indiana State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, is one of them. Reardon said contrary to some speculation, she and her Democratic colleagues are not on an extended vacation.