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Governor Quinn terminates
AFSCME contract

State Journal-Register (IL), by Doug Finke

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Posted By:Fosterdad, 11/21/2012 8:31:51 AM

Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday terminated the state’s contract covering members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union. Calling the move unprecedented in the 40-year history of state employee labor contracts, AFSCME issued a statement saying the termination has “little immediate practical effect, as all existing terms and conditions of employment remain in place under state law.”
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Most State of Illinois employees are now without a contract. Wonder if they´ll strike.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lazlototh, 11/21/2012 8:39:11 AM     (No. 9027275)

They´ll never strike. AFSCME once threatened to strike when I lived in Philadelphia and my theory was that they didn´t strike because everyone would find out they could get by without most of the municipal employees. The same logic will apply here. Too bad.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/21/2012 9:07:11 AM     (No. 9027334)

It will be interesting to see if Quinn is strong-armed by the White House and the Chicago Godfather. If not, this could be the beginning of the end of union thuggery.
.... I also wonder if the White House is secretly applauding this move, realizing that they can never fullfill the promises Obama made to Big Labor.

Pass the popcorn.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: arcady, 11/21/2012 9:38:53 AM     (No. 9027405)

These guys work together, as with cons-watch the other hand. This is just a show for the TV cameras and the media cheerleaders. The real deal will come later. The union vote got him re-elected (just barely), he won´t bite the hand that feeds and carries him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bhkat, 11/21/2012 10:17:27 AM     (No. 9027479)

IL borrows around 65% of the money used for state employee payrolls every month.

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