Quinn says union contract saves $900M - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Quinn says union contract saves $900M

Posted: Updated:

By SOPHIA TAREEN

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An administration official says Gov. Pat Quinn will spend part of his budget address crediting a contract agreement with Illinois' largest union for $900 million in healthcare savings.

Quinn and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 reached an agreement last week for a three-year deal after negotiating 15 months.

The tentative deal requires state workers to pay more toward healthcare and retirees to pay health insurance premiums for the first time.

That equals roughly $900 million savings over three years. That's according to an administration official familiar with Quinn's speech who isn't authorized to discuss it before Wednesday and would speak only on condition of anonymity.

Last year, Quinn signed legislation requiring longtime retired state employees to pay insurance premiums. Lawsuits challenging it are pending.

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Politics NewsMore>>

  • Mixed feelings over commuter tax proposal

    Mixed feelings over commuter tax proposal

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:19:31 GMT
    An alderman, who first told FOX 32 News about his city income tax proposal two weeks ago, offered new details Monday and won praise from the Chicago Teachers Union.
    An alderman, who first told FOX 32 News about his city income tax proposal two weeks ago, offered new details Monday and won praise from the Chicago Teachers Union.
  • Quinn to tour state promoting housing program

    Quinn to tour state promoting housing program

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:59:23 GMT
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hitting the road to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers.
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hitting the road to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers.
  • Illinois House OKs bill to give pregnant employees new rights

    Illinois House OKs bill to give pregnant employees new rights

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:51:44 GMT
    A proposed state law would offer pregnant women additional protection at work.
    A proposed state law would offer pregnant women additional protection at work.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices