Saturday, April 30, 2011

Illinois has agreed to pay a total of $422,000 to 16 state transportation workers who a federal jury determined were fired because they were Republicans

16 state workers laid off for politics will get $422,000 - Chicago Tribune
The 16 were laid off from jobs at the Illinois Department of Transportation in July 2004, the second year of Blagojevich's reign. They sued the agency for wrongful termination, and a federal jury agreed last month that they had been "fired for their political affiliations," said Donald Craven, an attorney for the workers.