CHICAGO (CBS) — Unionized home care workers tried to confront Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, outside a state agency they claim he is hurting.
Dozens of demonstrators booed as the governor made an unpublicized visit to the Department of Human Services office in the West Loop. The protesters were members of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois, which represents 52,000 workers who have gone without a contract since last July.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
“He wants to implement unfair policies that is going to hurt low-income families and their child-care providers, under the suspicion of fraud, and this is not fair. We are demanding action,” said Carmen Macias, a child care worker.