Rauner administration claims strike date set for AFSCME

AFSCME rally
Thousand of union members staged a protest outside the Illinois Capitol in May. (Photo courtesy Facebook/ AFSCME Council 31)

By RFD Radio

SPRINGFIELD – The war of words between Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration and AFSCME continues.

A Central Management Services official claims the union for the majority of state workers is threatening to fine them as much as $5,000 if they cross a picket line in the event of a strike. AFSCME is calling the claim “another groundless attack from the Rauner administration.”

A memo from the labor relations deputy director for the Department of Central Management Services claims AFSCME has a strike date of Sept. 1, but the union says there is no strike date and they want to avoid a strike.


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