Union sues Illinois governor to get pay raises

by
July 10, 2011

By Monique Garcia, The Chicago Tribune

The state’s largest employee union filed a lawsuit today in an attempt to force Gov. Pat Quinn to dole out raises for 33,000 workers that were scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

Quinn moved to block the pay hikes when he made changes last week to the state budget that lawmakers sent him, saying they did not set aside enough money to cover the increases.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees argues Quinn is violating the terms of the union’s contract with the state, as well as state and federal equal protection laws.

The lawsuit filed late Friday in a Springfield federal court asks to restore the pay increases for workers in 14 different agencies.

“AFSCME members do the real work of state government, such as caring for the disabled, preventing child abuse, guarding state prisons and much more,” AFSCME Council 31 executive director Henry Bayer said in a statement. “These hard-working men and women deserve to know that their employer, the governor, will keep his word and honor his commitments under the law.”

To read more, visit:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-union-sues-governor-to-get-pay-raises-20110708,0,7552452.story

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

?>

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Google Analytics Alternative