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  • **FILE** The Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Ill., is seen here Nov. 4, 2011. (Associated Press/The Southern Illinoisan)

    Guards at 7 Ill. prisons searched

    Illinois authorities took the unusual step of searching guards and other prison employees for contraband as they left at least seven facilities last week, sparking worker allegations that the checks may have been reprisals for complaints about overcrowding and understaffing and inside information leaked to the news media, workers and union officials told the Associated Press.

  • McEntee to step down as AFSCME chief

    One of the faces of American labor is calling it quits.

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Gerald W. McEntee

    Blagojevich link stings even rival union

    Gerald W. McEntee, president of one of the nation's largest unions, said the labor movement was damaged when the FBI linked a competing union to Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's effort to sell Illinois' U.S. Senate seat and it hurts labor's push to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, unions' big legislative priority.

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