AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch alleged at a news conference Thursday that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration is intentionally withholding pay step increases from 20,000 union members. [A.D. Quig/The Daily Line]

The state’s largest public employee union blasted Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, alleging the Republican’s administration is willfully ignoring an Oct. 1 deadline to distribute backpay to 20,000 AFSCME members after a court battle over step increases.

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