( KTRS ) Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has reached four-year labor agreements with 11 unions and has criticized one of the larger state-employee unions for not doing the same.
A spokeswoman for the Republican says the unions that agreed to deals represent more than 500 workers. 17 deals have now been reached with labor unions covering 5,000 employees.
AFSCME says there are no agreements with six other major unions either – representing tens of thousands of workers. And it says the agreements, announced Wednesday, are with trade-union workers who get established wages and may decline state health insurance.