State Worker “Rally for Fairness” Held in Marion; Hundreds Attend

Marion — Hundreds of State Employees rallied in Marion last night, urging the State to sign Union Contracts and end the month’s long budget impasse. The Rally took place at the Marion Operating Engineers Local 318 Hall last night, with speakers including former SIU President Glenn Poshard, State Representative Brandon Phelps, Southern Illinois Central Labor council President Jason Wollard and others. The event was one of seven statewide “Rallies for Fairness” scheduled around the state all throughout the week.