raises http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Judge rules against Ill. union on canceled raises for state workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-rules-against-ill-union-canceled-raises-state-workers <p>A federal judge has ruled against state employees in a dispute over whether Gov. Pat Quinn can <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-tries-skip-77-million-raises">cancel raises promised in union contracts</a>.</p><p>The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said Thursday it will appeal the ruling.</p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:08:46 +0000 The Associated Press 2014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge rules against Ill. union on canceled raises for state workers Quinn continues to defend budget without raises http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-continues-defend-budget-without-raises <p>Gov. Pat Quinn is defending signing a budget that state officials say didn&#39;t fully fund 12 of 14 agencies even before the Chicago Democrat<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-tries-skip-77-million-raises"> canceled raises for thousands of state workers</a>.</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 20:43:30 +0000 The Associated Press 1724 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn continues to defend budget without raises Union asks arbitrator to decide on canceled raises for Ill. state workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-asks-arbitrator-decide-canceled-raises-ill-state-workers <p>A major state employee union has asked an arbitrator to decide whether Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn can cancel scheduled raises for thousands of workers.</p><p>The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees sought the ruling Thursday. Quinn <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-tries-skip-77-million-raises">announced last week</a> he was canceling the $75 million in raises to help deal with the state&#39;s budget crisis.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 19:37:50 +0000 The Associated Press 1594 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union asks arbitrator to decide on canceled raises for Ill. state workers Quinn: Ready for court battle over canceled raises for Ill. state workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-ready-court-battle-over-canceled-raises-ill-state-workers <p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he&#39;s ready to go to court over<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-tries-skip-77-million-raises"> canceling pay raises for nearly 30,000 state workers</a>.</p><p>Quinn defended his decision to deny the raises by blaming the General Assembly for not appropriating the necessary money. He said Tuesday the state can&#39;t provide the increase unless lawmakers set aside enough money.</p><p>The raises are required under state government&#39;s union contracts.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:10:58 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1572 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn: Ready for court battle over canceled raises for Ill. state workers Quinn tries to skip $77 million in raises http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-tries-skip-77-million-raises <p><em>Updated 1:39 p.m. and again at 3:27 p.m. with information about union.</em></p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn wants to cancel raises for thousands of state employees to help cope with the Illinois budget crisis.</p><p>The administration notified 14 state agencies and the affected unions that the 2 percent raises won&#39;t be paid as required by contract.</p><p>Quinn&#39;s office said Friday that lawmakers did not provide enough money in the new budget to cover raises for nearly 30,000 employees.</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:19:17 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1552 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn tries to skip $77 million in raises