AFSCME Members Authorize Their Union to Strike State Government After They Fail to Reach Accord with Rauner Administration

From Springfield: After months of a stalemated negotiations on a new contract for state workers, leadership in the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union, AFSCME local 31, announce their members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike of government services, if needed.

In this press conference, we hear why the union leaders says Gov Rauner is to blame for the failure of the union to agree to terms of a new contract.