Cedar Rapids Gazette: After about 4,000 University of Iowa Health Care workers rejected an administrative request that they surrender a negotiated pay raise for the upcoming year to help UIHC absorb tens of millions in COVID-19 losses, administrators have proposed alternate options that, for now, avoid layoffs. Per the new proposal, most UIHC staffers still will get a 2.1 percent pay raise for fiscal 2021, which starts July 1, but must take unpaid time off or give back vacation hours.