That Tweet shows just how wildly out of step the Sun Times is.
Madigan will spit out his usual talking points. Cullerton will try, desperately, to sound reasonable & accommodating (only to retreat once Madigan slaps him a day or two later) without really saying anything. And Radogno & Durkin will stand together and talk what was actually said in the meeting!
Funny how the Sun Times is so completely disconnected from reality … it’s as almost as if they don’t have an engaged reporter at the Capitol.
5 minutes after the meeting the ILRB will issue its written ruling and the contact will be immediately and fully imposed on the workforce with insurance hikes retroactive to July for the choice made then. Merry Christmas folks whose insurance is pegged to AFSCME’s. 340,000 people will get a huge hit removed automatically from their checks. Retro actively back six months. I believe Rauner will do it.
He is likely going to tell them about his new taskforce on worker safety and workplace violence for state employees.
The funny thing is that IL OSHA which is under the Illinois Dept. Of Labor already tracks and has plans to address both of these things… They know where state employees are getting hurt and where there is workplace violence because they investigate and do inspections throughout the state for public entities.
But those people are state employees likely under the union so he won’t go to them for their information, knowledge, and expertise.
This guy literally only is helping his friends out and couldn’t care about things state workers do and this is another prime example.
Bruce meets with four leaders of the legislature, brings strawberry shakes and pancakes as a measure of good faith. Diana asks that Bruce is chosen as Man of the Year at Rauner YMCA Holiday Party, secret vote for Bruce fails, subsequent recount shows Bruce won. Diana’s State Employee proofreads press release about leaders’ meeting, “accidently” deletes and rewrites a thoughtful response. Lance tweets pictures of strawberry shakes to “Repoter Scott” and Rep. Lang, “ck” sends email touting Charleston Illinois, Goldberg writes a letter to Jim Harbaugh. Comedy, 63 minutes.
Cue the WWE music intro’s:
Ozzy: Crazy Train
Down the ramp into the ring:
The Governor: ‘We’re meeting, talking, and that’s a fact.’
‘The Rad One’ Radogno grabs the mic: ‘You better listen, cause this is how it’s gonna be.’
Hunkin’ Dunkin just crosses his arms, does a quick finger point and steps back into a power stance.
Lights go out.
AC/DC: Highway to Hell
Crowd roars and rises, lights flash, fireworks go off
Culler the Killer hits the stage, pops up a corner with two arms raised.
The Madigan, dressed in a suit, climbs the stairs, glares at The Reps, takes out a mic: ‘I haven’t got time for this nonsense’, drops the mic and does the Clint Eastwood stare.
The crowd goes wild.
The Governor is kicking the ropes.