A new lawsuit could be on the horizon, given the governor’s actions Thursday to begin the process to close seven state facilities and lay off nearly 1,938 state workers.
Arbitrator rules Gov. violated union contract
Governor Pat Quinn says lawmakers deliberately didn’t allocate money for raises, and the workers should know that.
AFSCME says Governor broke his word.
Governor responds to AFSCME lawsuit
Quinn has repeatedly criticized the spending plan lawmakers sent him, saying it shortchanged many important services. But he cut further.
Hundreds were in Springfield Thursday to say bills in the Illinois legislature mirror what’s happening in neighboring states.
In the past eight years, more than 10,000 state employees have joined unions, a four-fold increase over the previous eight years.