Unions win round over Rauner in fee lawsuit

By Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune

Labor unions won an initial victory in their effort to block Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s attempt to withhold fees that nonmembers must pay in exchange for collective bargaining when a federal judge ruled Monday that the matter should be settled in state court.

SEIU strike to close some offices

By Pat Maio, utsandiego.com

About 250 workers with the Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee, or MAAC Project — a charity that offers Head Start preschool classes and other services for the region’s poor and hungry — are staging a one-day work stoppage Tuesday over what employees say are unfair labor practices.