St. Louis County health workers are worried about losing their jobs if the county privatizes medical care at the jail.
St. Louis is one of some 30 VA markets in search of a permanent medical director
An Arizona-based health care services company for the military plans to open a service center in Kansas City and hire 500 employees.
Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.
Kansas City’s minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour over about four and a half years under a newly approved ordinance.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office filed an emergency appeal Monday with the Illinois Supreme Court to settle dueling court orders about whether state employees can get paid during the budget impasse.
Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.
Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time despite the lack of a 2016 fiscal year budget.
Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service providers buckled up for a bumpy summer ride and state officials asked what bills could be paid if the impasse continues.
City Alderman Shane Cohn has filed a substitute that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $8.25 immediately, which would match Illinois.