2 Illinois Courts, 2 Opposite Takes On State Employee PayCourts on opposite sides of the state have issued opinions about whether state employees should continue to get paychecks while the impasse over a yearlong spending plan continues between Democrats in the Legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Treasurer, Credit Unions Offer Loans To State Workers Amid Budget StandoffFacing the possibility of not receiving any paychecks amid the ongoing state budget stalemate, Illinois state workers were getting a glimmer of hope, in the form of loans from employee credit unions.
Rauner Order: State Workers Don't Have To Pay Union DuesState workers who do not agree with their union's political activities would not have to pay dues under an executive order signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Governor Cuts 80 Free Parking Spots For State WorkersGov. Pat Quinn has decided to eliminate dozens of state parking spaces downtown, taking away free parking for many state employees.
Quinn Administration, State Workers Agree To Tentative ContractThe union and Quinn's office had been negotiating for more than a year at a time when the relationship was already strained.
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.
Illinois Lawmakers Warned About State's Fiscal CliffCongress isn’t the only government body facing a “financial cliff.” Illinois lawmakers also are being warned about the state’s dire financial situation, which could get even worse if the federal government has to slash funding to the states.
Angry Union Protest Prompts Quinn To Cut Short State Fair RallyGov. Pat Quinn received anything but a warm welcome at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, when a huge crowd of union protesters booed the governor as he took the stage.
State Worker Retirements Surging Amid Pension Reform TalkWith state lawmakers trying to hash out comprehensive pension reform by the end of the year, Illinois state workers are retiring in record numbers to make sure they preserve their existing benefits.
Conservative Group Presents Alternative State Budget PlanA conservative think tank has proposed an alternative state budget that would cut wages for state employees by 10 percent; require retired workers to pay for their own health care premiums; and force local school districts to fund teacher pensions, instead of the state.
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.