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Thu June 20, 2013
IL State Workers To See Pay Raises
The Associated Press has learned that Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will begin July 1 to pay union workers at the contractual wage rate called for in 2011. There will also be some money for back wages owed, but not all of it.
An email from the executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees yesterday says employees in six government agencies will get at least 7.25% more in the new fiscal year. That's the level they would have been at if Quinn had not reneged on raises in 2011 and 2012. AFSCME sued and won. AFSCME director Henry Bayer said a legislative request for $140 million in back pay would cover all the shortfall. But the General Assembly didn't act on it.