Posts tagged ‘collective bargaining’

Rockford teachers strike vigil

by , posted on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

While negotiators from both teams considered details of an eleventh hour of the eleventh month deal, teachers and concerned citizens gathered outside the district law office at Hinshaw & Culbertson. School Board members complained of not receiving timely notification regarding offers made by teachers during stalled negotiations

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AFSCME Rally: Governor Quinn, Keep Your Word!

by , posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

During a tough 2010 political campaign, Governor Quinn negotiated raises with members of the American Federation State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union.  On July 1, 2011, Governor Quinn cancelled those raises for more than 30,000 state workers.

This afternoon, fifty to seventy-five citizens rallied in Aurora, IL to call on Governor Pat Quinn to keep his word and honor long overdue wage increases for state

workers.  The Aurora event was part of a statewide, 75-rally day of action and a majority of the participants were AFSCME members.  Representatives from other unions and local businesses also participated in the action.