Rep. Butler: Administration Will Rescind Nursing Layoffs at Correctional Facilities-Updated with Video

Rep. Butler and several of his House Republican colleagues on Thursday announced the Administration’s decision to rescind planned nursing layoffs at Illinois correctional facilities:

“Laying-off more than 120 nurses who do difficult and important work in our corrections system is something for which I do not agree. Since the announcement of these layoffs, over the past several weeks, I and several of my House Republican colleagues have worked with the Administration and have secured their agreement to rescind the layoffs and return to the bargaining table,” said State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield). “The next step will be for rank and file nurses to encourage their negotiators to return to the table as well. We have a second chance to work together on better, long term solutions to the issues at hand, including subcontracting. We must not waste it.”