Pritzker Administration and AFSCME Reach Tentative Deal

May 31, 2019

Governor JB Pritzker's administration and the largest union of Illinois state employees reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

AFSCME Council 31 says terms will be released after its members review and vote on the tentative agreement at worksite ratification meetings to be scheduled in the coming days.

Governor Pritzker says this allows Illinois to turn the page from the contentious relationship between AFSCME and former Governor Bruce Rauner, who broke off talks with the union two years ago.

Union leaders say the deal is a fresh start for its workers.

AFSCME represents nearly 40-thousand state employees.