Rauner Has Plan To Keep Government Running In Case Of Strike

Rauner Has Plan To Keep Government Running In Case Of Strike

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said that if state workers go on strike, he has a plan to keep essential government services running. However, Rauner’s office hasn’t said exactly what those essential services are, and his office didn’t immediately respond when WBEZ posed that question today. The largest union representing state workers - AFSCME - has voted to authorize a strike. No strike date has been announced, and AFSCME said the strike vote should encourage Rauner to resume contract negotiations. Rauner said he’s done talking.