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A victory for AFSCME in their ongoing battle with Governor Rauner. 
 
The state's Fourth District Appellate Court has just ruled in favor of the largest state workers union, placing a hold on the state labor relations board ruling that the union and Rauner Administration were at an impasse, which would allow Rauner to impose contract terms. 
 
AFSCME was previously granted a temporary stay. AFSCME says the court predicated its ruling on a finding that the union has demonstrated a “reasonable likelihood” of prevailing in its appeal. 
 
AFSCME Council 31 executive director Roberta Lynch says “Today’s decision is in the best interest of all the people of Illinois, both public service workers and the millions of citizens who rely on their important work.
 
“We strongly urge Governor Rauner to join us in the spirit of compromise and return to bargaining in good faith to reach an agreement that is truly fair to all.”
 
Rauner officials say they are disappointed with the court decision and are still analyzing it.

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