U Of I Expected To Boost Arena Renovation BudgetThe 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.
Fast Food, Retail Workers Stage One-Day Strike For Higher WagesA 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.
U Of I Giving Raises To Faculty Members Despite Financial WoesDespite growing financial problems, the University of Illinois is giving raises to faculty members.
Thousands Of Teachers Rally For New Contract, Emanuel Says They Deserve A RaiseAbout 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.
Report: Teachers Call For Big Raise In Contract NegotiationsChicago teachers reportedly are proposing a huge raise as they begin negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools system.
Some Lawmakers Join State Workers Demanding RaisesThousands of state workers are still fighting for the pay raises the governor canceled this summer, and some lawmakers are now joining the fight.
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?
Judge Rules Against State Workers In Dispute Over Pay HikesA federal judge has ruled against state employees in a dispute over whether Gov. Pat Quinn can cancel raises promised in union contracts.
Teachers Union President: Strike Is PossibleThe 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.

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