Governor Rauner proposes way to speed up union workers contract - WPSD Local 6: Your news, weather, and sports authority

Governor Rauner proposes way to speed up union workers contract talks

Posted: Updated:
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo)

Illinois governor Bruce Rauner is proposing a way to speed up contract talks with the largest state worker's union.

The administration says that it wants to bypass a legal recommendation to expedite the resolution, and that will help save between 35 and 40-million dollars a month in higher health insurance costs for workers.

The union's spokesperson says that the governor is trying to impose his own terms for a new contract. 

Powered by Frankly