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Area Prison Workers Protest

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2011

Around 50 workers at the Sheridan Correctional Center formed a picket line yesterday in protest of Governor Pat Quinn canceling a negotiated pay raise.

Union workers at prisons, nursing homes and other state offices took part in the statewide picket.  They were due two percent pay raises July 1st but Governor Pat Quinn said lawmakers didn’t give him enough money for the raises.

Union pickets were also held yesterday in Dixon, Dwight, Kewanee and Pontiac.

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