Pay Raise

State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

U Of I Expected To Boost Arena Renovation Budget

The basketball arena’s renovation budget would increase from $165 million to $169.5 million if the trustees agree. The extra money would cover additional costs related to a new scoreboard, video boards, marquee and other items.


Hundreds of fast food and retail workers gathered outside the Rock N Roll McDonald's in Chicago on Aug. 29, 2013, as part of a one-day strike to demand a wage of at least $15 per hour. (Credit: CBS)

Fast Food, Retail Workers Stage One-Day Strike For Higher Wages

A couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.


Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

U Of I Giving Raises To Faculty Members Despite Financial Woes

Despite growing financial problems, the University of Illinois is giving raises to faculty members.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Approximately 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers marched down Michigan Avenue on May 23, 2012, as a show of solidarity amid contract talks with the Emanuel administration. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Of Teachers Rally For New Contract, Emanuel Says They Deserve A Raise

About 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers rallied downtown Wednesday afternoon, before shutting down a stretch of Michigan Avenue to take their contract demands directly to CPS headquarters in the Loop.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Report: Teachers Call For Big Raise In Contract Negotiations

Chicago teachers reportedly are proposing a huge raise as they begin negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools system.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Illinois Senate Chambers

Some Lawmakers Join State Workers Demanding Raises

Thousands of state workers are still fighting for the pay raises the governor canceled this summer, and some lawmakers are now joining the fight.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' logo

Public Employee Union: Where’s Our Pay Raise?

Big corporations got tax breaks last year, and the state’s largest public employee union is still asking, what about us?

WBBM Newsradio–02/03/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Judge Rules Against State Workers In Dispute Over Pay Hikes

A federal judge has ruled against state employees in a dispute over whether Gov. Pat Quinn can cancel raises promised in union contracts.


Chicago School Board

Teachers Union President: Strike Is Possible

The Chicago Teachers Union has decided to go back to the bargaining table rather than simply allow the school board to take away teacher pay raises for next year.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011