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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:27 AM

Illinois "Dem" Governor terminates state AFSCME contract.

http://www.afscme31.org/news?id=0454

Quinn administration terminates union contract

In an unprecedented step, Governor Pat Quinn’s administration late today terminated state government’s contract with its largest employee union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31.

“In 40 years of collective bargaining, Pat Quinn is the first and only Illinois governor to terminate a union contract,” AFSCME executive director Henry Bayer said. “His action will heighten employee frustration, provoke instability in the workplace and make settling a contract more difficult.”

AFSCME has been in negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement for nearly a year. Scheduled to expire last June 30, the previous contract’s terms had been extended by mutual agreement of the parties. But following a bargaining session with a federal mediator in Springfield today, the Quinn administration rejected a further extension offered by the union.

Terminating the contract has little immediate practical effect, as all existing terms and conditions of employment remain in place under state law. But it signals the Quinn Administration’s lack of respect for the collective bargaining process..."


If he doesn't want to be Governor any more wouldn't it be much easier to just say so!/////n

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Reply Illinois "Dem" Governor terminates state AFSCME contract. (Original post)
davsand Nov 2012 OP
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #1
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #2
davsand Nov 2012 #5
silvershadow Nov 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #4
davsand Nov 2012 #6
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #7

Response to davsand (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:25 AM

1. Way to go genius. Just 14 days after Illinois, and the rest of the nation, reelected the President

 

and a bunch of other Democrats trying to get a better deal, brainiac decides this is the time to pull a boehner.

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Response to davsand (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:27 AM

2. Illinois Democrats leading the way in going after public pensions

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021864775


There's a bipartisan push to cut public pensions in IL. They'll try to push it in the holiday period, when people aren't paying attention -- the usual timing of bad things....

The 'democratic' gov is in the thick of it...

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/19/illinois-governor-announces-squeezy-the-pension-python-to-highlight-states-pension-woes/

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:21 AM

5. I have to us air quotes when I refer to Quinn as a Dem.

I had hope for him when he came in to replace Blago. Now, not so much. I am absolutely petrified that our next Governor will be Republican--and I couldn't really blame AFSCME or SEIU if they didn't support Quinn, either.



Laura

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Response to davsand (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:38 AM

3. I am sure Rahm will step up to defend his actions.

(snark).

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Response to davsand (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:31 AM

4. It must be okay for the people of the state to decide

that they will cut the pay and benefits of the elected officials

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:24 AM

6. The pensions for elected officials are in a different fund.

Teachers and state employees are in a different fund. I'll give you one guess which fund they are gonna raid first...



Laura

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Response to davsand (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:06 PM

7. I think there are about 4 separate funds.

Mine's underfunded like the others but it's in the best shape of the bunch.

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