Anders Lindall http://tspr.org en AFSCME Now Less Likely to Negotiate on Pensions http://tspr.org/post/afscme-now-less-likely-negotiate-pensions <p>Illinois lawmakers hope to have a second shot at reaching a compromise with public employees over pensions, but the unions are pinning their hopes on the court system. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:26:38 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 57287 at http://tspr.org AFSCME Now Less Likely to Negotiate on Pensions AFSCME Members Ratify Pact http://tspr.org/post/afscme-members-ratify-pact <p>Members of the largest public employees union in Illinois voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with the state. 96% of those who voted were in favor of the pact.</p><p>AFSCME and Governor Pat Quinn's administration reached a deal in late February. &nbsp;But in order for it to take effect, a majority of the union's members had to agree to it.</p><p></p><p>AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall said this may have been the toughest negotiations the union's ever experienced.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:38:51 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 30748 at http://tspr.org AFSCME Members Ratify Pact Illinois Governor Ends AFSCME Contract http://tspr.org/post/illinois-governor-ends-afscme-contract <p></p><p>40,000 state employees in Illinois no longer have a contract.</p><p>Governor Pat Quinn on November 20 took the unprecedented step of terminating Illinois' contract with the state's largest public employees union, AFSCME.</p><p>The contract expired in June, but the two sides agreed to multiple extensions as they negotiated over a new one.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:34:23 +0000 Rich Egger 24745 at http://tspr.org Illinois Governor Ends AFSCME Contract Illinois Unions vs CEOs on Pension Reform http://tspr.org/post/illinois-unions-vs-ceos-pension-reform <p>It's class warfare, on the policy front.</p><p>A letter from the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago shames Illinois lawmakers for not doing anything to address the state’s growing pension debt.</p><p>President Ty Fahner said unless there is a major overhaul, the systems will collapse under their own weight.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:52:39 +0000 Rich Egger 24522 at http://tspr.org Illinois Unions vs CEOs on Pension Reform