But the bosses want their party to last forever.
The Chicago Tribune asks some questions:
Ask yourself: Do you get automatic raises based on seniority?Illinois' reform governor, Republican Bruce Rauner, has suggested that state workers--gasp!--work forty hours a week. And Rauner wants to cut into the number of paid holidays state workers enjoy.
Do you get overtime promptly after you put in 37.5 hours in a week?
Do you get minimum pay guarantees if you're on standby or called in to work?
Do you get 13 paid holidays? The AFSCME contract gives workers Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, the day after Thanksgiving and — of course — Election Day.
Hey AFSCME: The Great Gatsby era of Illinois spending is over. The Prairie State Depression has been with us for a while.