IL State workers push tax hike: ‘Give up the bucks!’

15,000 RALLY | Union leaders slam lawmakers

Dave McKinney and Steve Contorno
Chicago Sun-Times

SPRINGFIELD — In one of the largest Statehouse rallies ever, thousands of unionized government workers and social-service advocates rallied for an income-tax hike that could avert billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts.

Three hundred busloads of people, mostly from AFSCME Council 31, SEIU, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers, converged outside the Capitol while lawmakers were in session.

On several occasions during the late-morning rally, protesters turned away from the stage across from the Capitol to face the ornate seat of state government and chant, “Raise our taxes!” and “Save Our state!”

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See also, “Public Union Workers Want Higher Taxes” at Sweetness & Light

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