Quinn Administration Will Pay Union Workers at 2011 Wage Rate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will begin July 1 to pay union workers at the contractual wage rate called for in 2011. There will also be some money for back wages owed, but not all of it.

An email from the executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Wednesday says employees in six government agencies will get at least 7.25 percent more in the new fiscal year.

That's the level they would have been at if Quinn had not reneged on raises in 2011 and 2012. AFSCME (AFSK'-mee) sued and won.

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