The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
sued last month in Johnson County, home to the Vienna Correctional
But the Illinois Department of Central Management
Services, the Department of Corrections and their chiefs filed
motions Monday asking that the case be moved to Sangamon County,
where those agencies are based.
AFSCME argues that the layoffs would create serious safety
hazards for Illinois prison workers and would be inappropriate until
their impact is assessed. Quinn calls the layoffs necessary to help
balance the state budget.
A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Sept. 23 in Vienna.
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