While Labor Union Votes On A Strike, Rauner Admin Warns Of Strike’s Consequences

While Labor Union Votes On A Strike, Rauner Admin Warns Of Strike’s Consequences

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration is trying to convince state employees that a strike would be “reckless.” In an email to state workers Monday, a member of Rauner’s administration warned employees against striking, saying it would disrupt their pay, health insurance and pensions. About 30,000 state employees who belong to the union AFSCME are starting a three-week-long process in which they’ll be voting on whether they should strike. If they vote yes, a strike would not immediately occur; the vote would give AFSCME the authority to strike down the road.