Gov. Quinn terminates contract with state workers

Claiming that the union has been completely unbendable in contract negotiations, Gov. Quinn said last week that he would terminate the state’s contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees (AFSCME).  This decision will affect some 40,000 employees, as the AFSCME is the largest employee union working for the state.

Claiming that the union refuses to acknowledge “extraordinary financial crisis squeezing the state” and continues to seek more money that the citizens of Illinois cannot afford.  For more details of this ongoing story read, “Quinn stuns state employees and terminates contract with AFSCME.”