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Television News Coverage of Tuesday's Informational Picketing in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Secretary of State employees hit the picket lines on Tuesday.

This comes as union workers say they are struggling to get a better contract from the state.

Both the Illinois Federation of Public employees and Illinois Federation of teachers say they've recently rejected contract proposals.

More than 250 employees work in the two unions that represent information system employees and various workers at the state archives, state library, capitol complex, and elsewhere.

Information technology (IT) and many other employees often earn less money than workers in comparable jobs in other state offices, and IT employees have experienced a dramatic workload increase due to a large number of vacant positions in that department.

To watch the news report, which includes footage of picketers outside the Illinois State Library, go here.