Scores of state union workers rallied in downtown Chicago Tuesday to protest a plan to cancel their pay increases in 14 agencies. They carried signs that said "Governor Quinn, keep your word", "Stand up for the middle class", and "Public servants deserve fair pay."
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday he had no choice but to cancel pay raises for 30,000 state workers. Members of the labor group AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, are picketing at various locations across Illinois Tuesday.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is defending his reasoning for cutting pay raises to nearly 300,000 state employees. He told reporters Tuesday he's willing to go to court over the cuts, as he believes he was following the law."
Some nurses on Chicago’s Northwest Side have begun two days of voting in a closely watched union election.Since 2002, Council 31 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has been trying to organize thousands of employees at Resurrection Health Care, a nonprofit Roman Catho