Governor Rauner Announces State Day of Service

Governor Bruce Rauner has declared a State Day of Service… and suggests his actions against the largest state employees union will now make it easier for citizens to volunteer their time and effort.

In a statement announcing that first annual event next April, Rauner said many people have wanted to volunteer at state parks or veterans homes… but were unable to because AFSCME contract rules prevented volunteers from doing work that would ordinarily be done by state employees.

Rauner is in the process of imposing contract terms on the union that would allow more use of volunteers at state facilities.

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