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AFSCME To Re-Vote On State Contract

Illinois’ new deal with the state’s largest public employees union could be null and void.   The union is going to take a second vote on its contract agreement with Governor Pat Quinn’s administration. It took 15 months for AFSCME to … Continue reading

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AFSCME Members Say “Yes” To New State Contract

State employees who are members of AFSCME have voted overwhelmingly to accept the terms of a new state contract.  The union announced the results last evening. Governor Pat Quinn and the union spent 15 months bargaining, until finally coming up … Continue reading

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In A Jumble Of Pension Proposals, Two Make It Out Of The House

A pair of pension measures met success in the Illinois House yesterday – a day after a Senate panel approved two other proposals.  Supporters of overhauling the state’s underfunded pension systems see it as a sign it could happen this … Continue reading

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Memo Outlines How Much State Retirees Could Have To Pay For Health Care

Governor Pat Quinn’s tentative agreement with the state’s largest government-employee union would finally implement a law to make retired state workers pay for their health care, regardless of ability to pay, or how long they worked. According to a memo … Continue reading

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Union Ejection Bill Placed On Hold

Unions are getting another chance to negotiate on a measure that would prevent thousands of state employees from joining one, and eject thousands of others from it. It’s an effort by Governor Pat Quinn to curb the growth of unions. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Sides with Quinn on Prison Closures

The Illinois Supreme Court is siding with Gov. Pat Quinn in his effort to close prisons and other correctional facilities. In a split decision (PDF) Tuesday, the justices ordered the withdrawal of a preliminary injunction that had stopped Quinn from … Continue reading

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IL House Votes “No” To AFSCME Pay Raises

Legislators are saying “no” to unionized state workers looking for a raise. Negotiations are ongoing between the governor and the union.  On Wednesday, the Illinois House stepped into the fray.  Brian Mackey has more. [.mp3 -:53] Pay raises have been … Continue reading

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