Unions http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Hires To Earn Less Under Ill. Deal With Union http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-hires-earn-less-under-ill-deal-union <p>If Governor Pat Quinn's agreement with AFSCME, Illinois'&nbsp;largest public employee union, goes through, new employees will be treated differently than those already on the payroll.&nbsp;</p><p>Union members get pay boosts the longer they work for the state. Quinn's Chief of Staff Jack Lavin, says it will take longer for new hires to reach those step increases, and he says they'll start off making less too.&nbsp;</p><p>"To achieve the top of that job classification it was previously eight years, now it’ll be 11 years," said Lavin. "So new employees will start at a lower wage.”</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:48:22 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 10074 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Hires To Earn Less Under Ill. Deal With Union