Governor Quinn took a jab at Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' position on the Right to Work bill in his State of the State speech yesterday. But AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Henry Bayer says Quinn's actions are speaking much louder than his words.
Quinn advocates for the right to bargain but he has frozen pay increases for more than 30-thousand union state workers. About 200 union members gathered outside Quinn's Springfield office today asking the governor to change his mind. They say if the state can afford to add 300-million dollars worth of new programs, they can afford to pay out the negotiated 75-million dollars in pay raises.
AFSME union members want Governor Quinn to pay up on the raises they were supposed to get last year. Executive Directive Henry Bayer says this is not about politics.