AFSCME http://peoriapublicradio.org en Labor union endorses Dillard for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/labor-union-endorses-dillard-governor <div>Another major government labor union has endorsed state Senator Kirk Dillard for Illinois governor. It's the third such endorsement for Dillard in the Republican primary.</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:39:01 +0000 Brian Mackey 19831 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Labor union endorses Dillard for governor Some unionized state workers still waiting for promised raises http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-unionized-state-workers-still-waiting-promised-raises <div>Illinois lawmakers still have yet to fund long-promised raises for certain state employees. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, it’s affecting thousands of unionized workers.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The raises were negotiated under the Blagojevich administration, but it was </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn who starting in 2011 said he didn’t have the money to pay them. The </span>AFSCME<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> union sued, and a judge ordered the state to pay, with interest.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:45:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 14038 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some unionized state workers still waiting for promised raises State AFSCME deal could be null and void http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-afscme-deal-could-be-null-and-void <p></p><div>Illinois' largest public employees union will take a new vote on a contract deal it had ratified in late February.</div><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 03:44:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4865 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State AFSCME deal could be null and void AFSCME votes to accept state contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/afscme-votes-accept-state-contract <p></p><div>By a margin of 96 to four, members of the state's largest public employees' union voted to ratify a new contract with the state. &nbsp;AFSCME and Governor Pat Quinn's administration reached a deal in late February. &nbsp;But in order for it to take effect, a majority of the union's more than 35,000 members had to agree to it. &nbsp;AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall says this may have been the toughest negotiations the union's ever experienced.</div><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:50:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2712 at http://peoriapublicradio.org AFSCME votes to accept state contract State AFSCME deal carries effects http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-afscme-deal-carries-effects <p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:57:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1933 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State AFSCME deal carries effects Quinn, AFSCME reach tentative deal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-afscme-reach-tentative-deal <p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:42:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1755 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn, AFSCME reach tentative deal State AFSCME union talking possible strike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-afscme-union-talking-possible-strike <p></p><p>The state's largest public employees' union is talking more about a strike. &nbsp;Henry Bayer, Executive Director of the AFSCME union, says contract talks with the governor's office are going nowhere. &nbsp;IPR’s Sean Crawford reports. &nbsp;</p><p>Bayer says a strike is a real possibility, &nbsp;and he says Governor Quinn is the catalyst. &nbsp;Bayer says Quinn's termination of the union's previous contract and his attempts to force cuts in pay and benefits has workers ready to go on the picket line. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:22:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1222 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State AFSCME union talking possible strike