Rauner Could Be Making Plans For Possible Strike

(Springfield, IL) — Governor Rauner’s Administration may be making plans to deal with a possible strike Friday by the state’s largest union. The “State Journal-Register” reports that retired state workers are being contacted by their old employers to see if they’d be willing to work in case of a strike. The Rauner Administration has been negotiating a new contract with leaders of AFSCME. The union’s short-term contract extension is about to expire. A spokeswoman for Rauner says the administration is pursuing all options.