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AFSCME workers flood into Springfield to defy governor’s agenda



SPRINGFIELD – Collective bargaining is the issue thousands of AFSCME workers will be pressing with House and Senate members today – pushing for them to support an override of the Governor's veto to stymie forced arbitration and put Illinois taxpayers into an approximate $3 billion tighter bind to pay for the four percent pay hike AFSCME workers are demanding. 

Senator Melissa Bush tweeted a photo of the streets crowded with AFSCME workers in front of the Capitol Wednesday:

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Another angle:

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  1. I’m aware of it, but when I was a wage-slave it was only with a damned good reason, or for the annual vacation.
    When I went into business for myself, a day off was a rare luxury I could ill afford.
    I guess I should have been a government employee.