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After four years of conflict between the largest union for state workers and Governor Bruce Rauner, members of AFSCME Local 31 threw more than their fair share of support to Governor Elect J.B. Pritzker. With Rauner declaring talks with AFSCME at an impasse, there has been no sign of two sides meeting at the bargaining table. Pritzker says the union contract issue on his radar screen and his new budget transition committee, but it will be a while before he can step up to the negotiating table...

 

     

Prtizker's budget transition committee is headed up by former Comptroller Dan Hynes.

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