Pay Raises

Will County Courthouse (Credit: Village Of Frankfort Website)

Will County Board OKs Contract For County Workers

The 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.

12/20/2013

Will County Courthouse (Credit: Village Of Frankfort Website)

Will County Workers Back On The Job After Approving Contract

The 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.

12/06/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Quinn Files Appeal Over Worker Contract Raises

Gov. 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.

01/09/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Judge Orders Quinn To Honor Contract Raises

A Cook County judge has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn must pay the 2011 wage increases promised in a contract with most state workers.

12/07/2012

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Kane County State’s Attorney: Raises Needed To Keep Prosecutors From Leaving

The Kane County State’s Attorney is planning to ask for raises for his staff, and he says the reason is crucial.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

Gavel

Appeals Court Backs Quinn’s Move To Deny Workers’ Raises

A federal appeals court is backing Gov. Pat Quinn’s move to deny pay raises to thousands of union workers.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Union: City Can Afford To Maintain Library Hours

The 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.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Aldermen: Libraries Could Stay Open Mondays If Staff Passed Up Raises

Two Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

CPS Classroom

Brizard Offers Elementary Teachers 2% Raises For Longer School Day

Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard has offered to give elementary school teachers a 2 percent raise this year if the district implemented a longer school day this year rather than waiting.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Unions Protest Quinn On Governor’s Day At State Fair

Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair usually means interest groups will try to catch the governor’s ear as well as those of his supporters. This year was no exception.

WBBM Newsradio–08/17/2011

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Hasn’t Talked To Teachers About Longer School Day

Chicago Public Schools officials are working feverishly to balance the budget for the upcoming school year, but just starting talks with teachers over those pay raises they can’t afford. And CBS 2 has learned they have yet to touch on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s goal of a longer school day.

CBS 2–08/02/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Defends Push To Block Worker Pay Raises

Governor Pat Quinn continues to defend his efforts to block a negotiated pay raise for state employees.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Arbitrator Says Governor Can’t Cancel Raises

The state’s largest public employees’ union scored a victory on Tuesday in their fight to regain the 2% raises to which they’re contractually entitled.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Administrators Won’t Get Pay Raise

Top school administrators were told Thursday that they will not be getting their scheduled raise for 2011-12.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' logo

State Employee Union Takes Pay Raise Case To Arbitrator

A major labor union has asked an independent arbitrator to intervene in their dispute with Gov. Pat Quinn over his decision to cancel pay raises for some 30,000 state employees.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Oak Lawn Community High School

Oak Lawn Teachers Vote To Reduce Raises, Avoid Layoffs

Teachers and staff at Oak Lawn Community High School have voted to take smaller pay raises the next couple years, rather than face cutting staff by about 20 percent.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011