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October 24, 2014, 6:18 am
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Bill To Remove Hundreds of Middle-Managers from Unions Heads to Gov. Quinn's Desk

A bill that would kick hundreds of state workers out of their employee union is now on its way to Governor Pat Quinn.


Lawmakers approved the measure last week, but the bill’s sponsor used a parliamentary procedure to delay sending it to Quinn, while talks continued on its implementation.


Now Senator Don Harmon tells the State Journal-Register that Quinn has pledged to move slowly and ensure a fair transition process.


Many middle-management employees joined unions in response to actions taken by the Rod Blagojevich administration.


But Quinn says the large number of union workers makes it impossible for him to effectively manage state government.

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