AFSCME contract reached


Springfield – Governor Quinn and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council have agreed on a three-year contract.


AFSCME'S 35 thousand members approved it last night after 15 months of negotiating. Workers won't get a raise in the first year, but have accepted a two percent salary increase in the last two years.


Seniority will bring a 25 dollar a month longevity increase. Members will pay an additional one percent of their salary for health care. Quinn also agreed to provide a five and a quarter percent pay increase that was due in 2011.

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