Court Rules AFSCME Not Owed Pay Raises Without AppropriationThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that former Gov. Pat Quinn was correct in 2011 when he denied state workers promised pay raises because lawmakers had not appropriated the money.
Eastern Illinois University Faculty Skips Pay Raise To Save 29 JobsEastern Illinois University President David Glassman says the members of a union that represents faculty and others on campus have agreed to postpone a pay raise to keep 29 instructors employed.
Rauner Vetoes Pay Raises For Lawmakers, Constitutional Officers, Top AidesIn a new twist to the state’s ongoing budget battle, Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed salary increases for Illinois lawmakers, and other highly paid state employees.
McDonald's To Raise Starting Pay $1 Over Minimum WageApproximately 90,000 McDonald's employees working at company-owned stores will start getting slightly larger paychecks this summer, and will even receive paid vacation, as the fast food chain seeks to attract more reliable workers.
Ford To Award Raises To Up To 500 Entry-Level WorkersFord said Wednesday that up to 500 workers will transition from an entry-level wage of $19.28 per hour to a top-tier wage of $28.50 per hour over the next two months. The first workers will get word this week. The majority of the workers affected are at plants in Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Louisville, Kentucky.
Will County Board OKs Contract For County WorkersThe employees will receive a 4.5 percent cost-of-living raise phased in over the next two years and pay more of their health insurance premiums.
Will County Workers Back On The Job After Approving ContractThe new contract includes cost-of-living salary increases of 4-1/2 percent over the next three years. A new salary schedule will move many employees up two steps on the pay scale in June 2015, resulting in an additional raise.
Quinn Files Appeal Over Worker Contract RaisesGov. Pat Quinn has filed an appeal over a Cook County judge's ruling that the state must pay wage increases promised to workers in 2011.
Judge Orders Quinn To Honor Contract RaisesA Cook County judge has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn must pay the 2011 wage increases promised in a contract with most state workers.
Kane County State's Attorney: Raises Needed To Keep Prosecutors From LeavingThe Kane County State's Attorney is planning to ask for raises for his staff, and he says the reason is crucial.
Appeals Court Backs Quinn's Move To Deny Workers' RaisesA federal appeals court is backing Gov. Pat Quinn's move to deny pay raises to thousands of union workers.
Union: City Can Afford To Maintain Library HoursThe union representing frontline library employees is all but rejecting a letter from aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) asking workers to make a sacrifice to preserve library hours.