More than 30-thousand state employees are members of AFSCME, Illinois' largest public employee union. The union says Governor Bruce Rauner has walked away from contract talks.
It was clear early on that Rauner, a Republican, was no fan of AFSCME. He once bestowed a nickname upon the union:
"the children in poverty. I'd rather have my tax dollars going to that, than SEIU or AFSCammy, who are out there for their own interests."