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Stories with organization: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  • Rauner vetoes strike and lockout ban as union OKs extension 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 7:40 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.

  • Security hospital workers seek freer restraint policy 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 1:50 pm

    ST. PETER, Minnesota - Union workers at the state hospital that houses 373 of Minnesota's most violent and mentally ill patients want more freedom to use restraints amid recent incidents resulting in injuries to staff members.

  • Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 2:25 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they're willing to come back on short-term contracts in case of a workers' strike, according to a published report.