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This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers

 
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This just in… AFSCME: Quinn terminates union contract - Quinn says union won’t offer ideas

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QUINN ADMINISTRATION TERMINATES UNION CONTRACT

In an unprecedented step, Governor Pat Quinn’s administration late today terminated state government’s contract with its largest employee union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31.

“In 40 years of collective bargaining, Pat Quinn is the first and only Illinois governor to terminate a union contract,” AFSCME executive director Henry Bayer said. “His actions will heighten employee frustration, provoke instability in the workplace and make settling a contract more difficult.”

AFSCME has been in negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement for nearly a year. Scheduled to expire last June 30, the previous contract’s terms had since been extended by mutual agreement of the parties. But following a bargaining session with a federal mediator in Springfield today, the Quinn administration rejected a further extension offered by the union.

Terminating the contract has little immediate practical effect, as all existing terms and conditions of employment remain in place under state law. But it signals the Quinn Administration’s lack of respect for the collective bargaining process.

“While AFSCME is committed to reaching a fair agreement, Pat Quinn seems bent on heading in the wrong direction,” AFSCME director Bayer said. “Our union wants constructive engagement but the governor is choosing confrontation instead.”

AFSCME Council 31 represents 40,000 men and women who work for the State of Illinois. AFSCME-represented state employees care for veterans and the disabled, help struggling families, protect children from abuse, maintain safe prisons and much more.

No word yet on what might happen next. Stay tuned.
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boo fuckin hoo
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fuck the Illinois scum Liberal government right in the ass;


that's run by fuckign mob poss fat blimps

that wear pinky rings and smell like they take baths in garlic sauce
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Re: This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers
Was Illinois a blue state?
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wow...I'm in IL... the unions are very powerful here.

Governors have historically been controlled by the Chicago mob or just corrupt politicians

This is an interesting move spock

Last Edited by Deej on 11/21/2012 11:42 PM
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Was Illinois a blue state?
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Re: This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers
Was Illinois a blue state?
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the blue'est,


like the color of toilet water
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Good for them...unions use to be needed but now they're ALL power and greedy hungry.
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Re: This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers
Was Illinois a blue state?
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the blue'est,


like the color of toilet water
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Very interesting.....
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bump
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wow...I'm in IL... the unions are very powerful here.

Governors have historically been controlled by the Chicago mob or just corrupt politicians

This is an interesting move spock
 Quoting: Deej


bump
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In fact, I think I will spend a karma pin on it ...!~
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Re: This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers
They actually claim that they maintain safe prisons with a straight face?
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Re: This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers
Um...does this mean that the prisoners could get out, like, accidentally? Because of the stress and all...maybe they will leave the doors unlocked.

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"At the Pinckneyville Correctional Center, union President Randy Hellman said guards were both angry and fearful when they arrived for their shifts. Some had been crying.

“It’s terrible for this to happen in a prison that’s already overcrowded with inmates,” Hellman said. “There’s nothing worse than a staff that’s not focused.”
Quinn’s move is not expected to immediately affect state services, and union officials are advising workers is to go about their jobs and stay professional"


If they are having to be advised to "stay professional" what sort of unprofessional mutterings are taking place? Any shoes going to get stuffed in the works?

Prison unions push for more silly unhelpful laws, and oppose legalization. They want non violent potheads warehoused with them in exchange for your taxpayers funds, much less trouble than those pesky rapists and murderers:

[link to www.dailyfinance.com]

"The legalization of marijuana can open up the possibility to regulate it. That regulation implies the opportunity to tax the drug, and it also makes law enforcement easier. The localization of the growing process can help to weed out drug dealers, gangs, and cartels as well.


If the economy can benefit from it, the government can save and make money from it, and consumers can enjoy it, it might be high time to end the prohibition on marijuana. Maybe we should let the industry catch fire legally and let it blaze.

On the other hand, the legalization of marijuana may make it more difficult for prisons to meet their prisoner quota.
The prison cost argument is a large one for marijuana legalization -- so how would prison stocks be affected?

Interestingly, the argument goes both ways, since many are private institutions reliant on a certain level of crime to remain profitable. Meanwhile, less crime would benefit the taxpayers and federally run prisons, which are already maxed out".


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Illinois is where all the smurfs live.
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Negrocious...
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Re: This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers
Geographically, most of IL is red. It's just that there's so much blue in Chicago, it overwhelms the rest of the state.
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looks like trouble ahead for union folks.....
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Thread from 9/2012 says state is broke & was laying off some workers then.


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boo fuckin hoo
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Re: This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers
This is indeed very interesting...I am in Illinois, too...and someone mentioned that most of IL is red...but Chicago overrules the rest and that is 100% truth...they are dems, thru and thru...nothing changes here...not for the better...

this state is ridiculous about it laws, too..check out our gun laws and what they did in Chicago to avoid concealed carry without making it look like they were being "unconstitutional" ...like many, I wish Chicago would break off into its own state...*sigh*

ironically, IL has the easiest homeschooling requirements, tho...not as much fuss as other states...I always found that curious...

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Public Unions should never exist.

Private unions were once a good thing now they are parasitic opportunistic leaches run by power mad individuals; they no longer serve the original purpose.
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Good for them...unions use to be needed but now they're ALL power and greedy hungry.
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Are you still living in the 70's? Unions have done nothing but give concessions since the Ronnie Raygun era. It's one reason why the middle class is going down the crapper.
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They are trying to re-locate Guantanamo prisoners to IL aren't they?
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Geographically, most of IL is red. It's just that there's so much blue in Chicago, it overwhelms the rest of the state.
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I think you are right... I'm in Central IL and the farmers around me seem to hate Obastard, but the State always goes BLUE
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merry fing christmas? WOW...
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Good for them...unions use to be needed but now they're ALL power and greedy hungry.
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Are you still living in the 70's? Unions have done nothing but give concessions since the Ronnie Raygun era. It's one reason why the middle class is going down the crapper.
 Quoting: Richterscale


Why should the majority pay higher taxes so the tiny minority of union workers get better benefits than the ones paying for it?

Maybe that thinking is truly why the middle class is going down the crapper.

Oh, and go fuck yourself.
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wow...I'm in IL... the unions are very powerful here.

Governors have historically been controlled by the Chicago mob or just corrupt politicians

This is an interesting move spock
 Quoting: Deej


Im in Illinois too and WOW, and the day before thanksgiving, wonder what they will do Friday, I feel a sh** load of protests coming on. lol serves the bullies rights but then again Quinn's a bully too and every single politician here..OMG its a mind screw lmao
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They are trying to re-locate Guantanamo prisoners to IL aren't they?
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They were...I do not understand what is going on here?

[link to online.wsj.com]

"The Justice Department said Tuesday that it is buying a prison in Illinois from the state for $165 million, defying Republican lawmakers who have sought to block the purchase of the facility, earlier slated to be the new home of Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

Attorney General Eric Holder, in a letter to lawmakers, reiterated that the prison wouldn't be used to house Guantanamo detainees, noting the law prohibits transferring inmates from the prison in Cuba to the U.S. He said the facility would provide badly needed high-security prison space, alleviating overcrowding. The maximum-security prison was built in 2001 and was designed for 1,600 inmates but has remained mostly unused.
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Re: This just in… Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated state government’s contract with 40,000+ Union workers
They are broke ! most states and municipalities are broke and the employees, aka, thieving parasites, don't even know it yet,they are totally unaware that their career spent feeding off of their fellow Americans is almost over and that it is a mathematics impossibility for them to collect the bennies that they expected, it is just not going to happen.
Broke.....dick broke !
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They are trying to re-locate Guantanamo prisoners to IL aren't they?
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I meant, serves them right...and yeah they say the prison will not be used for that but c'mon what crock of poop that is, ofcourse that's what Obama wants it for.

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