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Gov. Pat Quinn

Arbitrator Rules Against Quinn’s Plan For Layoffs, Closures

An arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.

10/03/2011

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' logo

Union: State Is Ramming Through Public Hearings On Facility Closures

The largest union representing state of Illinois employees is suggesting that the state is trying to ram through public hearings on facility closures that will lead to numerous layoffs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/28/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Plans To Lay Off 1,900 Workers, Close 7 Facilities

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he is moving to lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities , blaming Illinois lawmakers for sending him a budget that had $2.2 billion less in revenue than he wanted.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Renegotiation May Be In Order Over State Workers’ Raises

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says there may have to be some renegotiation with the union AFSCME over raises due 30,000 workers.

WBBM Newsradio–07/21/2011

Dan Rutherford (Photo From Facebook)

Union Objects To Treasurer’s Pension Reform Plan

The union representing many state employees disagrees strongly with Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s plan to require state workers to contribute more to their pensions.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William "Dock" Walls

Labor Unions Split In Race For Mayor

Not long after uniting behind Democrat Pat Quinn in the race for governor, Chicago’s labor unions remain split on who to back as the successor to Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

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