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Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:46 PM

AFSCME files suit over labor contract

As expected, Illinois’ largest state employee union has gone to court to block implementation of a new labor contract.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 filed suit in St. Clair County to stop Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration from imposing its final contract offer.

A ruling by the Illinois Labor Relations Board last month said talks between the state and AFSCME were at an impasse which opened the door for the administration to begin imposing its contract terms.

The union said the administration began imposing its contract terms before a written copy of the ILRB ruling was filed. The union said that is a violation of state law.

Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161201/afscme-files-suit-over-labor-contract

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