By Associated Press - Monday, October 13, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Union members at a public library in western Illinois have voted to go on strike amid tough contract talks.

A business representative for the Machinist union, Ross Miller, says the 32 members at the Quincy Public Library voted Sunday night to reject contract terms and to strike. There’s a five-day waiting period before they can begin any strike.

The Quincy Herald-Whig ( cites Library Board President Jeff VanCamp as saying he’s “disappointed” by the union move. He says he thought the contract offer was “generous.”

Miller says the differences involve “a combination of things,” not only pay.

But both VanCamp and Miller declined to discuss details of the terms or their respective negotiating positions.

The board president says the earliest the union could implement its plan to strike is Saturday.


Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig,

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