Lawmakers are standing with the state’s largest employee union and asking the Governor to get back to bargaining table. The Governor and ASFCME have been determined to be at an impasse and that allows Rauner to impose his own contract terms to the union. State Senator Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat says that the two sides should still be meeting.
Nearly 3 dozen lawmakers came together to address the issue and Republicans and Democrats say that this is a nonpartisan issue. Republican Senator Sam McCann says that the issues at hand are not partisan and not about anyone part of the state.