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Union Negotiations

University of Illinois Graduate Workers Strike

Mar 2, 2018
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Graduate student employees on the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus are entering their fifth day of a week-long strike. Yesterday, academic colleges across the U of I campus reported 173 workers were on strike, forcing 139 classes to be canceled.

Tuesday is "deadline day" for state government.  But one deadline is being given a month-long extension.

June 30th is the final day of the fiscal year; after which, the current budget expires. It's also the final day of the state's contract with its largest public employees union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

The Fort Madison City Council has approved new contracts with two of the unions representing city employees.

Teachers in the West Burlington School District are looking for higher pay during the 2014/2015 school year.

Lee County has reached an agreement on a new 2-year contract with the union representing deputies and correctional officers in the Sheriff's Office.

Contract talks are getting underway between Southeastern Community College and members of its faculty.

Around the Region

Nov 19, 2013

A quick look at news from around the tri-states region.

Contract talks are underway between Fort Madison and the unions representing its firefighters and public works employees.

Lee County is looking for some significant changes in employee benefits in its next contract with the union representing employees in the Sheriff's Office.

Keokuk will no longer need outside help to settle a new contract with some employees.

Mayor Tom Marion says that’s because the city and the general unit have reached a tentative agreement.

The employees in the general unit come from multiple departments, including streets and parks.  They have been working under their previous contract since July 1.

Marion says the tentative agreement allowed the two sides to cancel an arbitration hearing scheduled for this week.

Keokuk could get some financial help from some of its employees.

The city’s current contract with the firefighter’s union runs out June 30, 2013.  It is the only contract in place for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2012.

Keokuk is currently in negotiations with the unions representing police officers, employees at the wastewater treatment plant, and the general union, which includes parks, streets and cemeteries.

The firefighters are offering to give up the 3% raise its members are in-line for come July 1.