Missouri state workers http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Funding Boost For Mo. Schools, Small Raise For State Employees Likely http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/funding-boost-mo-schools-small-raise-state-employees-likely <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Will be updated with more information.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri schools appear likely to get a 2 percent funding increase next year. And state employees could get a small raise.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Those decisions appear to be locked into the budget as a result of decisions Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:24:11 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 25256 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Funding Boost For Mo. Schools, Small Raise For State Employees Likely Mo. State Workers' Pay, Benefits, May Get Review http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-workers-pay-benefits-may-get-review <p>A joint House-Senate committee met today at the Missouri Capitol to discuss a proposed review of wages and benefits paid to state workers.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem06.htm">State&nbsp;Senator Mike Kehoe</a> (R, Jefferson City) sits on the Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages.&nbsp; He says they’d like to hire a company to review Missouri’s entire compensation package for state employees.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:45:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6395 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Workers' Pay, Benefits, May Get Review Mo. State Workers To Get Black Friday Off This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-workers-get-black-friday-year <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D) has decided to let state employees take the day after Thanksgiving off work this year.</P> <P>The state’s latest general revenue report show that Missouri collected 7.5 percent more money last month than it did in October of last year, and State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says that’s part of the reason why state workers will get to stay home on November 23rd.</P> <P>“It does cost us a little bit to provide those holidays to state employees, and that’s why he didn’t authorize that in (20)10 and (20)11, because of that cost to th Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:01:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6055 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Workers To Get Black Friday Off This Year 1st MoDOT worker killed in Mo. since Move Over law expanded last month http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/1st-modot-worker-killed-mo-move-over-law-expanded-last-month <P>A <A href="http://modot.gov/">Missouri Department of Transportation</A> worker was killed on the job early this morning in the Kansas City area.</P> <P>Clifton Scott, 50,&nbsp;is the first MoDOT worker killed&nbsp;in the line of duty&nbsp;since Missouri's <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=7042">Move Over law was expanded last month</A> to include Dept. of Transportation employees and vehicles.&nbsp; He was one of two MoDOT workers who responded during pre-dawn hours&nbsp;to a four-vehicle crash on I-70 in Independence.&nbsp;&nbsp;Scott was placing cones on the highway to re-route traffic around 2:50&nbsp;a.m. when he was struck by another vehicle.&nbsp; Scott died at the scene, and the driver who struck him was seriously injured after crashing into Scott's truck.&nbsp; Chris Redline is an engineer with MoDOT’s Kansas City office. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:34:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 1st MoDOT worker killed in Mo. since Move Over law expanded last month Madigan reflects on his role, regrets for Ill. pension system http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/madigan-reflects-his-role-regrets-ill-pension-system <p>Illinois lawmakers are scheduled to debate today a massive overhaul of the state&rsquo;s pension system.</p><p>The measure&rsquo;s revival was made possible last night by a surprise move from House Speaker Michael Madigan, who calls an overhaul necessary.</p><p>Madigan told Illinois Public Radio&rsquo;s Amanda Vinicky he regrets his role in passing an early retirement package a decade ago that added to the state&rsquo;s $83 billion unfunded pension liability &ndash; and what he wants to do about it now.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 13:25:45 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 3819 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Madigan reflects on his role, regrets for Ill. pension system Missouri honors workers who died on the job in 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-honors-workers-who-died-job-2011 <p>Missouri workers who lost their lives on the job were remembered today at a Workers&#39; Memorial&nbsp;Day&nbsp;ceremony at the State Capitol.</p><p>More than 130 family members of workers who lost their lives attended the ceremony, including Steffenie Quinlan from Bolivar.&nbsp; Her husband, John, was a laborer who was electrocuted while on the job.</p><p>&ldquo;I am very pleased that they honor(ed) them,&quot; Quinlan said.&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Everyone that&rsquo;s worked on the job and died on the job should be honored.&rdquo; Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:21:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3555 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri honors workers who died on the job in 2011 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 Mo. state workers to get small pay increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-workers-get-small-pay-increase <p>Missouri state workers will be getting a small bump in pay.</p><p>Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, known as AFSCME have negotiated a one-time, 2 percent pay increase for the upcoming fiscal year.</p><p>Jeff Mazur is a spokesman for AFSCME.&nbsp; He says even with the raise, Missouri ranks dead last in employee pay.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:19:52 +0000 Adam Allington 1864 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. state workers to get small pay increase 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