One of Gov. JB Pritzker’s first official actions in office last week — the announcement that AFSCME Council 31 members would soon be put back on the appropriate “pay steps” that had been frozen since the summer of 2015 — was designed to send a deliberate message to the public employee unions that had so often come under attack during former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s four years in office.
Gov. JB Pritzker signs two executive orders and a bill related to labor on his first day in office. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]