State Workers' Union OKs Potential Strike Over Contract Dispute With RaunerTens of thousands of Illinois government workers have voted in favor of authorizing a strike if contract talks don't progress.
Illinois State Workers' Union To Announce Results Of Strike VoteThe state's largest public employees union announces the results of a strike authorization vote at a mid-morning Thursday news conference in Springfield.
Rauner Questions AG Madigan's Maneuver To Halt State Workers' PayGov. Bruce Rauner told reporters he’s very upset and disappointed that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a judge to lift a court order allowing state workers to get paid during the protracted ongoing budget stalemate with Democratic lawmakers.
AFSCME Cool Toward Rauner’s Plan To Drug-Test Some State EmployeesAn AFSCME Council 31 spokesman calls Gov. Bruce Rauner's announcement a distraction amid stalled contract negotiations.
Report Finds Illinois State Workers' Pay Highest In U.S.The study for the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank, found the average salary for state workers here, when adjusted for cost of living, is just over $59,000 – about $10,000 more than the national average.
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.