Anders Lindall en 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 AFSCME Members Ratify Pact 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 Illinois Governor Ends AFSCME Contract Illinois Unions vs CEOs on 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 Illinois Unions vs CEOs on Pension Reform