If there was any doubt that the very powerful state government employee union, AFSCME, is out of sync with most of Illinois, check out this article from the State Journal-Register.
Apparently, AFSCME does not believe that state government employees should be subject to a wage freeze proposed by Minority Leaders Cross and Radogno. Most Illinoisans would love to have had consistent 3% raises throughout the Great Recession. But, Illinois can't pay its bills and has the worst funded pension system in the nation. It certainly seems reasonable to ask state employees forgo raises as part of the plan to rescue our state from financial disaster.