As previously reported to the LDN by local AFSCME representatives,
the contract being offered them results in a "zero-sum proposal."
The contract affects employees at both local prisons, the Lincoln
Correctional Center and Logan Correctional Center.
health care costs, co-payments and deductibles as well as larger
employee contributions into the state pension plan will wipe out the
proposed raise offered by the governor.
The rally will start at the Capitol building, and supporters will
then march to the Hilton Springfield on Seventh Street, where
negotiations on a new contract are being held.
The rally and march are scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m.
The current contract between the union and the state is set to
expire on June 30.
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