“This agreement reflects a new beginning for land government officials,” said Roberta Lynch, executive director of AFSCME Council 31. “For four years, union members have done their job and served their communities despite Bruce Rauner`s chaos, hostility and relentless attacks. In the Pritzker administration, AFSCME members have an employer who understands the importance of their work, respects their rights and is a constructive partner in the collective bargaining process. “With this interim deal, Illinois has another important side after years of brutal ideological warfare,” Gov. JB Pritzker said. Instead, this agreement respects the valuable contributions our workers make to the state and treats all our taxpayers fairly, thanks to months of negotiations that have been constructive and open. This agreement will be reflected in the budget that will be put to a vote in the General Assembly today and, more importantly, it is consistent with my long-term plans to stabilize Illinois` finances. Governor J.B Pritzker and AFSCME Council 31 said in a statement that they had reached a preliminary agreement on 40,000 civil servants. The deal, subject to ratification by union members, would end more than four years of bitter talks and legal battles under former Gov. Bruce Rauner, who lost his re-election. The conditions have not been revealed until the ratification sessions take place in the coming days on the construction sites.
He said the deal would be reflected in the new state budget, which will be put to a vote in the General Assembly, and that it was “consistent with my long-term plans to stabilize Illinois` finances.” As always, the conditions will be released after union members have the opportunity to review and vote on the provisional agreement at the ratification meetings scheduled for the next few days on the site. There have been a number of disagreements, for example. B how many state employees are replacing their health insurance, how easy it is to outsource jobs, and whether to go from a 37.5-hour week to a 40-hour week. AFSCME says the governor understands workers` rights and respects their work; Pritzker says the deal “treats all taxpayers fairly.” The deal ends more than four years of deadlock in negotiations and bitter legal battles with former Governor Bruce Rauner. Early in the morning, the government of Gov. JB Pritzker and the AFSCME Council 31 – Illinois` largest public servants` union – reached a preliminary agreement on a new contract.