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AFSCME launches ad accusing Rauner of “waging war” on state workers

Matt DietrichReboot Illinois

Sep 28, 2016

You don’t have a seat at the bargaining table as Gov. Bruce Rauner and AFSCME Council 31 attempt to create a contract for the 38,000 state employees the union represents. Nor is Rauner on the ballot this year.

But AFSCME wants to make sure, as Election Day nears, that you have an opinion on the protracted and contentious negotiations to replace a contract that expired 15 months ago.

A new, 30-second video and TV ad titled “Negotiate” uses the headline of a Feb. 13, 2015, New York Times editorial — “A war on workers in Illinois”…

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