Hundreds of Union Workers Rally in Rockford

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As the state’s budget crisis continues to worsen, union workers are making their voices heard.

Hundreds gathered at the IBEW Local 364 Hall in Rockford on Wednesday night to protest Governor Rauner’s budget plans.

Those at the rally demanded a fair budget, along with fair union contracts, in the wake of the Governor’s plan to get rid of unions’ collective bargaining rights.

An evidence technician for the Illinois State Police says the evidence backlog gets worse each day, and there aren’t enough employees to deal with it.

He says the longer the state goes without a budget, the worse things get.

“Collective bargaining rights is the main thing that he’s trying to take away from us. And that right there is very important to keep the middle class in the size we have, and not reduce the wages for state employees,” said Glenn Sago.

More rallies are being held tomorrow — including one in the state capitol.

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