Illinois Labor Relations Board

Roberta Lynch speaks with reporters at a news conference
Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the biggest labor union representing Illinois state workers, has reached a contract deal with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s administration.

AFSCME picket
Amanda Vinicky / NPR Illinois

Governor Bruce Rauner's administration is accusing Illinois' biggest government union of an unfair labor practice.

State Week logo (capitol dome)
Brian Mackey

Democratic leaders met for the the first time in months. Judging from their diverging responses, you might wonder if they were actually in the same room. Meanwhile AFSCME members rallied after getting bad news from the state labor board.

State Week logo (capitol dome)
Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois

This week, discussion of a recent ruling on negotiations between AFSCME and Governor Rauner.  Also, enrollment numbers released for the state's public universities, and reflecting on the death of Phyllis Schlafly.  Illinois Issues' Jamey Dunn and Ivan Moreno of the Associated Press join the panel.

AFSCME Council 31

Contract negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and a union representing Illinois state workers have reached the state labor board.