Massmail re: state healthcare update

Posted on 11/17/2016

Dear colleagues:

Yesterday, the Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB) declared an impasse in the state’s protracted contract negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The board’s unanimous decision has implications for the University of Illinois System because healthcare costs for our faculty and staff are established based on terms negotiated in the state's AFSCME contract.

The impact of the ILRB’s decision is still unknown because a written ruling has not yet been issued and may not be available until next week.

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