strike http://peoriapublicradio.org en U of I Urbana officials weigh in on Chicago strike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-urbana-officials-weigh-chicago-strike <div>A 2-day strike by faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago isn’t deterring the efforts of some at the school’s flagship campus to unionize:</div><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:54:07 +0000 Jeff Bossert 19212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I Urbana officials weigh in on Chicago strike Fast-food workers strike in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fast-food-workers-strike-peoria <p></p><div>Fast-food workers in Peoria staged walk-outs for the second time this year to push restaurant chains to pay higher wages. &nbsp;Employees at McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s also were striking for the right to form a union without retaliation or unfair labor practices. &nbsp;Delilah Hill works at the Burger King on University. &nbsp;She says a boost in pay would give employees a higher standard of living:</div><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:25:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15900 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Fast-food workers strike in Peoria Some Peoria and Bloomington fast food workers striking today http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-peoria-and-bloomington-fast-food-workers-striking-today <p>Some fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries Thursday ran into striking workers instead. Thousands of workers around the country staged walkouts, including in Peoria and Bloomington, to push restaurant chains to pay higher wages.</p><div> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:11:09 +0000 Denise Molina 11138 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some Peoria and Bloomington fast food workers striking today State AFSCME union talking possible strike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-afscme-union-talking-possible-strike <p></p><p>The state's largest public employees' union is talking more about a strike. &nbsp;Henry Bayer, Executive Director of the AFSCME union, says contract talks with the governor's office are going nowhere. &nbsp;IPR’s Sean Crawford reports. &nbsp;</p><p>Bayer says a strike is a real possibility, &nbsp;and he says Governor Quinn is the catalyst. &nbsp;Bayer says Quinn's termination of the union's previous contract and his attempts to force cuts in pay and benefits has workers ready to go on the picket line. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:22:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1222 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State AFSCME union talking possible strike