The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees picketed in front of the Christian County Courthouse before the Christian County Board Meeting Tuesday evening. Negotiations are ongoing, and picketing continued from some of the Union workers over what they saw as unfair treatment . Some workers held signs saying “Union workers $31,000 Non Union $42,000.” AFSCME Representative Ingbert Schmidt says that they just want equal treatment.
When protesters came into the board room, Chairman of the Christian County Board, Becky T. Edwards allowed them to be there, but said they had to remove the signs from the room. The protesters complied and the signs were removed. When asked from a council member why the protesters were there in the first place, as there was no business being discussed with regards to their pay, Edwards replied by saying “No negotiations have been resolved yet, and I won’t comment further until they are resolved.”