“A coalition of unions representing state employees has gone to court to force Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to resume the payment of hospital, doctor and dental bills for about 149,000 state workers, retirees and dependents.
“The coalition — led by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — said in court documents filed Thursday that the administration's recent decision to halt payments to health care vendors violates the unions' contracts with the state.
“‘The employees who are covered by the provisions of collective bargaining agreements between the state of Illinois and their unions have a contractual right to the benefit of health insurance benefits required by those contracts,’ according to the documents…”
For complete article, click here.