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AFSCME members picketing July 12 against Governor Quinn's attack on their union

Join the picket line on Tuesday, July 12! AFSCME members are taking to the picket lines to stand up against Gov. Quinn's efforts to cancel state employee pay raises. AFSCME members across Illinois are turning out and asking allies to join the informational picket at their own worksites or one nearby.

AFSCME was one of the dozens of unions that joined the "We Are One" rally at Daley Plaza in Chicago on April 9, 2011. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.Governor Quinn's attempt to wipe out negotiated pay increases is a flat-out assault on the union contract. AFSCME local unions all across the state will be holding informational pickets on Tuesday, July 12 to stand up against this attack on collective bargaining in Illinois.

"We've seen the attacks on collective bargaining rights around the country," said Council 31 executive director Henry Bayer, "and we don't want to let that happen in Illinois. If the Governor can get away with blatantly violating the union contract, you can be sure that other employers will follow suit."

Picket locations and times include the following:

Chicago: Bilandic Building, 160 N La Salle St. — 12:15 p.m.

Chicago: Children and Family Services office, 1026 S Damen — noon

Chicago: Human services office, 1112 S. Wabash — 1 p.m.

Chicago: Human services office, 5323 S. Western Ave. — 12:45 p.m.

Chicago: Illinois Youth Center, 100 N. Western — 1 p.m.

Chicago: Intersection of Milwaukee, Ashland and Division — 12:30 p.m.

Chicago: Read Mental Health Center, 4200 N Oak Park Ave. — 2:30 p.m.

Springfield: Willard Ice Building, 101 West Jefferson — noon

Springfield: Bloom Building, 201 South Grand Ave — noon

Alton: Alton Mental Health Center, 4500 College Avenue — 12:15 p.m.

Anna: Illinois Veterans' Home, 792 N Main St — 11:30 a.m.

Aurora: Lake St. and Indian Trail Rd. (Route 31 N.) — 12:30 p.m.

Canton: Illinois River Correctional Center, State Road 97 — 2:15 p.m.

Centralia: Murray Center, 1535 West McCord — 3 p.m.

Champaign: Employment Security office, 1307 N Mattis Ave — noon

Chester: Menard Correctional Center on Lehmen Drive — 3 p.m.

Danville: Danville Correctional Center, 3820 East Main Street — 3:15 p.m.

Decatur: Decatur Correctional Center, 2310 East Mound Road — 3 p.m.

Dixon: Dixon Arch, 309 S. Galena Ave — 3:30 p.m.

Dwight: Fox Developmental Center on Route 17 — 2:30 p.m.

East Moline: East Moline Correctional Center, 100 Hillcrest Rd — 3:30 p.m.

East St. Louis: East St. Louis Regional Office Bldg., #10 Collinsville Ave. — 5:30 p.m.

Elgin: Elgin Mental Health Center, South Gate, 750 South State Street — noon

Freeport: Park next to library, 124 E Douglas — 12:30 p.m.

Galesburg: Hill Correctional Center, 600 Linwood Rd. — 3 p.m.

Harrisburg: Illinois Youth Center, 1201 W. Poplar (Rt. 13) — 4 p.m.

Hines (Maywood): Madden Mental Health Center, Roosevelt Rd & 1st Ave. — 1 p.m.

Ina: Big Muddy Correctional Center, 251 N. IL Hwy. 37 — 2 p.m.

Jacksonville: South Main Street and Morton Avenue — 3:30 p.m.

Joliet: Illinois State Police building, 260 N Chicago Street — 12:15 p.m.

Joliet: Stateville Correctional Center, 16830 S. Rt. 53 — 3 p.m.

Joliet: Illinois Youth Center, 2848 W. McDonough — 2 p.m.

Kankakee: Shapiro Developmental Center, 100 E. Jeffrey — 11:30 a.m.

Kewanee: Illinois Youth Center, 2021 Kentville Road — 2:30 p.m.

Lincoln: Lincoln and Logan Correctional Centers, 1096 1350th St. — 3:15 p.m.

Marion: Department of Human Services, 1107 W. DeYoung — 12:30 p.m.

Mt. Sterling: Western Illinois Correctional Center, 2500 Rt. 99 South — 3 p.m.

Murphysboro: Illinois Youth Center, Route 13 at Elza Brantley Dr. — 2 p.m.

Park Forest: Ludeman Developmental Center, North and Orchard — 1 p.m.

Peoria: Becker Building, corner of Main and Jefferson — 12:30 p.m.

Pinckneyville: Pinckneyville Correctional Center, 5835 State Rt. 154 — 3 p.m.

Pontiac: Pontiac Correctional Center, 700 W Lincoln St. — 3 p.m.

Robinson: Robinson Correctional Center, 13423 East 1150th Avenue — 3:15 p.m.

Rockford: Zeke Giorgi State of Illinois Building, 200 S Wyman — 12:30 p.m.

Sheridan: Sheridan Correctional Center, 4017 E. 2603 Rd. — 3 p.m.

Skokie: Human services office, 8020 St. Louis Ave. — 12:30 p.m.

St. Charles: Illinois Youth Center, 445 Lincoln Hwy. — 1 p.m.

Sumner: Lawrence Correctional Center, Route 50 — 3:15 p.m.

Taylorville: Taylorville Correctional Center, Route 29 S — 2 p.m.



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