Gov. Rauner administration says no plans for mass privatization of state jobs
In yet another email to state workers in the process of voting on whether to authorize a first-ever strike, the Rauner administration said it has no plans for mass privatization of state jobs.
John Terranova, deputy director of labor relations for the Department of Central Management Services, said he continues to receive many questions from workers about the administration's last, best and final offer to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees that includes a process to privatize state jobs.
"Let me begin by saying that the state has no plans to engage in mass privatization of state employee jobs," Terranova wrote. "Any statements you have heard to the contrary are not correct."
Terranova went on to say that the administration's proposal "has offered protections against subcontracting that borrow from AFSCME's contracts with other public employers. These protections give state workers a more meaningful role in subcontracting discussions, potentially leading to better outcomes for employees."
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