Rauner Administration Statement on Labor Negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)--January 8, 2016.   The following statement is attributable to Lance Trover, Director of Communications for Governor Bruce Rauner:

“Today marked the 67th day of negotiations with AFSCME.  Like every previous session, AFSCME rejected all of the Governor’s core proposals and insisted that they would never agree to those proposals despite our good faith efforts to address union concerns.

“In light of that position, our negotiators asked AFSCME if they believed we were at impasse. If so, both parties signed a tolling agreement establishing a Labor Board process by which that determination can be made.  AFSCME insists that . . .

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