AFSCME and Civic Center Battle over Outsourcing Jobs

Source: Central Illinois Proud, February 27, 2014

The job of a custodial worker is at the center of a protest against the Peoria Civic Center. A group of local AFSCME union workers protested outside of Peoria City Hall Thursday. The Civic Center Authority wants to outsource a pair of part-time and one full time custodial staff members. AFSCME says a union employee of more than 30 years would lose his job, and the group claims the Civic Center would pay more to outsource. …