The union that’s representing 30,000 Illinois workers is suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.
AFSCME filed a lawsuit late Wednesday in Saint Clair County Circuit Court.
Spokesman Anders Lindall says Rauner is starting to implement a new state contract before the law allows.
"Those demands include four years with no pay increase, a 100-percent hike in what workers now pay for health insurance,” Lindall said. "The combination of those two is a big, effective pay cut."
A ruling by the state labor board recently gave Rauner the right to implement his terms unilaterally.