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Union leaders say Governor Bruce Rauner's move to end negotiations with Illinois' largest state employees union is frustrating and capricious.

On Friday ... Rauner announced that he was seeking an impasse in talks with AFSCME after roughly a year of talks.
Public school teachers aren't directly affected.
But Dan Montgomery -- who heads the Illinois Federation of Teachers -- says some of its members do work for the state.
Mongtomery says it was a knock to labor, especially given that it happened heading into Martin Luther King weekend.

WUIS.org

Illinois' largest public employees' union, AFSCME, and Governor Bruce Rauner continue be at odds over a new contract.

Governor Bruce Rauner lit a fire under labor unions in Illinois earlier this week when he suggested local governments -- like counties or cities -- should be able to implement their own right-to-work laws. Rauner went one step further Thursday, saying government unions should be banned from contributing to political campaigns.

Some labor unions are finding themselves on the same side as Illinois Republicans in fighting changes to Chicago employees’ retirement benefits.  

Rauner trying to court labor groups?

Mar 19, 2014

Now that he's Republicans nominee, it seems like Bruce Rauner is backing away from a campaign mantra.