The state of Illinois and three public employee trade unions have struck tentative contract agreements, the Rauner administration said Thursday.
State workers still need to sign off on the four-year agreements, which were reached with the International Union of Operating Engineers, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers.
The labor contracts cover plumbers, steamfitters, machinists and others state employees. They work in the state's agriculture, corrections and transportation departments, among other agencies.
The Rauner administration is still in contract negotiations with another union, AFSCME, over a new labor contract.