By Carlos Arévalo – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com In June 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision impacting “fair share” provisions in public sector collective bargaining agreements. By a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled in Harris v. Quinn that home health care workers in Illinois could not be compelled to financially support a union they […]
The Illinois Chamber offered a procurement summit on Tues., Nov. 17 that featured four of state government’s chief procurement officers (CPOs) and an explanation of the new Ibid system that will soon be rolled out statewide. More than 100 people attended the summit, getting answers to dozens of questions. Another key point in the summit was a description of the new CPO initiative that was filed as legislation (HB 4333) by Rep. Barbary Flynn Currie. Click headline for more.