A coalition of unions are pulling together to speak out against Gov.
Pat Quinn's decision to renege on a collective bargaining agreement to
give 30,000 state workers a raise.
“We are disappointed and frustrated by Governor Quinn’s failure to keep his word to the men and women who do the real work of state government,” Illinois AFL-CIO president Michael T. Carrigan said in a press release. “They are police and caregivers, prison staff and emergency workers and thousands of other state employees who serve their fellow citizens every day. They deserve to know that the governor respects them and will honor his commitments. What’s at stake is the collective bargaining process for all working people in Illinois.”
The We Are One coalition, which includes AFSCME, the AFL-CIO, the Fraternal Order of Police and SEIU Local 73 Association (SEIU's Illinois Council sponsors this web site), will be holding a press conference tomorrow during Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair followed by a midday appearance by hundreds of state employees will pass out flyers and carry signs calling on the governor to uphold the contractual raises and "respect
collective bargaining rights."