Union Says Rauner Seeks Pay Freeze, Benefit Cut

(Springfield, IL) — The state’s largest employee union is telling its members that Governor Rauner wants to freeze their pay and cut holiday and vacation time. The “State Journal-Register” reports that was the message in a notice sent out by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The bulletin also reportedly notes the administration is asking for deep cuts in health care coverage that would drive up the costs to members by some five-hundred-percent. There’s been no comment so far from the administration.