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.
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.
Despite growing financial problems, the University of Illinois is giving raises to faculty members.
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.
Chicago teachers reportedly are proposing a huge raise as they begin negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools system.
Thousands of state workers are still fighting for the pay raises the governor canceled this summer, and some lawmakers are now joining the fight.
Big corporations got tax breaks last year, and the state’s largest public employee union is still asking, what about us?
A federal judge has ruled against state employees in a dispute over whether Gov. Pat Quinn can cancel raises promised in union contracts.
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.