Illinois state employees' union, urges Quinn to drop layoffs
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[August 18, 2009]
SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- Illinois'
largest public employees union is urging Gov. Pat Quinn not to lay
off thousands of workers, despite the budget crunch.
Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees, said after a meeting with Quinn on
Monday that layoffs would "hurt families and our economy."
says he must lay off 2,600 workers to help cut $1 billion in
spending from the out-of-balance fiscal plan.
A spokeswoman says Quinn continues to urge "shared sacrifice."
Changes to the union's contract would require negotiations. Bayer
says local union presidents will meet in September and consider any
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