Tuesday, August 21, 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.”

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“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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