Taxpayers lose first round to AFSCME in appellate court

By Mailee Smith
An Illinois appellate court issued an order on March 1 preventing Gov. Bruce Rauner from implementing his contract offer to AFSCME, the union that represents approximately 35,000 state workers. That means the state and Illinois taxpayers will continue to lose millions of dollars a month while the case proceeds.

TAGS: AFSCME: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Bruce Rauner, labor, Roberta Lynch, unions