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Judge to rule on AFSCME suit on Monday

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

After hearing a full day of testimony, a Southern Illinois judge said he issue a ruling on Monday on a lawsuit filed by the union that represents the majority of Vandalia Correctional Center employees.

Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman was among those in the courtroom as arguments were made on the request for a preliminary injunction filed by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees-Council 31.

The union has filed the suit to try to prevent the state from laying off more than 500 of its members, including 127 who work at VCC.


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