Sunday, March 18, 2018

Vienna, Shawnee correctional employees demonstrate

picket-2Vienna and Shawnee Correctional Center employees demonstrated Tuesday afternoon in Vienna protesting the contract negotiations between the state and ASFCME Union employees. 

ASFCME Local #415 president Mike Turner said during the demonstration, “Negotiations are getting nowhere with the state, and pension reform seems to be the big hold up.”


“We have been in negotiations for 14 months now, with no progress,” Turner said. “And we are now getting close to a strike vote.”

Turner said [the Union] feels the peaceful demonstration is a way to show legislatures in Springfield that the correctional employees do have the community’s support in Southern Illinois.


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