Henry Bayer http://wuis.org en Dillard's AFSCME Endorsement: Too Little, Too Late? http://wuis.org/post/dillards-afscme-endorsement-too-little-too-late <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican candidate for governor Kirk Dillard has picked up the endorsement of the the state's largest government-employee union. But with less than two weeks until the election, Brian Mackey asks if it's too little, too late.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dillard's endorsement from </span>AFSCME<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comes after front runner Bruce </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been blanketing the state with television ads for months.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:56:49 +0000 Brian Mackey 20299 at http://wuis.org Dillard's AFSCME Endorsement: Too Little, Too Late? AFSCME's Henry Bayer Talks Pensions http://wuis.org/post/afscmes-henry-bayer-talks-pensions <p>Henry Bayer is the Executive Director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31.&nbsp; The role puts the union leader in the middle of several battles over benefits and working conditions.&nbsp; That includes the current dispute involving public pensions.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 11086 at http://wuis.org AFSCME's Henry Bayer Talks Pensions Public vs. Private Job To Scrub State Medicaid Rolls http://wuis.org/post/public-vs-private-job-scrub-state-medicaid-rolls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois' attempts to remove ineligible people from the state's Medicaid rolls are on hold, as Illinois and its largest public employees' union fight over who should actually do the scrubbing. The state says it will appeal a ruling that says it has to cancel its $77 million dollar contract with an outside firm.</p><p>Big changes are ahead for Medicaid, the state's health insurance program for the poor. Hundreds of thousands of residents are expected to be added to the rolls under the federal health care law.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:49:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9072 at http://wuis.org Public vs. Private Job To Scrub State Medicaid Rolls