AFSCME http://northernpublicradio.org en Hold Up Continues For Union Raises http://northernpublicradio.org/post/hold-continues-union-raises <p><span style="font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">lllinois lawmakers have yet to fund raises for certain state employees.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The raises were negotiated under the Blagojevich administration, but it was Governor Pat Quinn who, starting in 2011, said he didn’t have the money to pay them. The AFSCME union sued, and a judge ordered the state to pay, with interest.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:28:34 +0000 WNIJ 38209 at http://northernpublicradio.org Hold Up Continues For Union Raises Medicaid Purge In Illinois On Hold http://northernpublicradio.org/post/medicaid-purge-illinois-hold <p></p><p>Illinois' attempts to remove ineligible people from the state's Medicaid rolls are being delayed. It comes amid a legal fight between the state and its largest public employees' union over who should actually do the work. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:32:16 +0000 Mike Moen 36308 at http://northernpublicradio.org Medicaid Purge In Illinois On Hold Contracts In Limbo For Rockford Schools Support Staff http://northernpublicradio.org/post/contracts-limbo-rockford-schools-support-staff <p></p><p>Rockford school officials informed the union representing paraprofessionals and food service workers the school board will terminate union contracts next month.</p><p>AFSCME Local 692 represents paraprofessionals in Rockford schools while AFSCME Local 3210 represents food service workers. According to a release from AFSCME, the unions represent nearly 640 members.</p><p>Starting pay for Rockford schools paraprofessionals is $9.53 an hour; food service workers start at $8.43.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:20:52 +0000 WNIJ 32024 at http://northernpublicradio.org Contracts In Limbo For Rockford Schools Support Staff Tentative Deal Reached For AFSCME http://northernpublicradio.org/post/tentative-deal-reached-afscme <p class="yiv1479929124MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1362131872622_4514"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1362131872622_4515" style="font-size:10.0pt;">After 15 months of negotiating, Illinois' largest government-employee union has reached a tentative contract deal with the administration of Governor Pat Quinn.</span></p><p></p><p class="yiv1479929124MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1362131872622_4514"> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:52:13 +0000 WNIJ 26220 at http://northernpublicradio.org Tentative Deal Reached For AFSCME Advocates Fight to Keep Developmental Center Open http://northernpublicradio.org/post/advocates-fight-keep-developmental-center-open <p class="yiv415475882MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1350550528803_295"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1350550528803_293" style="font-size:10.0pt;">A state board that authorizes the closure of medical facilities has been urged to reject Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close Jacksonville Developmental Center. Quinn says smaller, community-based homes are better for the institution's developmentally disabled residents. But some parents say those group homes are not up to the job -- and there aren't enough of them in the area to accommodate all the patients at Jacksonville.</span> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:51:00 +0000 WNIJ 20008 at http://northernpublicradio.org Advocates Fight to Keep Developmental Center Open Arbitrator Postpones Illinois Prison Closures http://northernpublicradio.org/post/arbitrator-postpones-illinois-prison-closures <p></p><p>Two Illinois prisons targeted for closure will stay open for at least another month. An arbitrator ruled today that Governor Pat Quinn and his administration violated the rights of union workers by rushing the process.</p><p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 00:11:02 +0000 Susan Stephens & Brian Mackey 17712 at http://northernpublicradio.org Arbitrator Postpones Illinois Prison Closures Quinn halts prison inmate transfers http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-halts-prison-inmate-transfers <p>Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s administration has agreed to stop moving inmates out of prisons Quinn plans to close for now. AFSCME -- the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees -- says the agreement is an important first step. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:35:29 +0000 WNIJ & IPR 16393 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn halts prison inmate transfers Gov's pay dispute with AFSCME back to arbitration http://northernpublicradio.org/post/govs-pay-dispute-afscme-back-arbitration <p>A Cook County Circuit Court judge has decided to send a dispute between Governor Pat Quinn and major union back to arbitration. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 22:17:05 +0000 Susan Stephens 14363 at http://northernpublicradio.org Gov's pay dispute with AFSCME back to arbitration Workers Protest Budget Cuts on "Day of Action" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/workers-protest-budget-cuts-day-action <p>Thousands of caregivers, child protection workers, and police officers represented by the AFSCME will hold a statewide &ldquo;Day of Action&rdquo; Thursday. The events will demonstrate opposition to Governor Pat Quinn&rsquo;s budget cuts.&nbsp; Employees of the Singer Mental Health Center will hold a protest Thursday afternoon at Rockford&#39;s Zeke Giorgi Center. The Singer facility is targeted for closure.</p><p>Related articles:</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:29:28 +0000 WNIJ 8530 at http://northernpublicradio.org