217 Today: UIUC graduate employees secure historic wage increase
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
- Pending regulatory approval, OSF Healthcare will reopen the birthing center at its Danville hospital — while its facility in Urbana will close.
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In today's deep dive, we hear about how graduate employees at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign got a historic increase in wages during contract negotiations.
Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Kristen Schorsch, Mawa Iqbal, Sarah Nardi and Julia Youman.