Mobile billboard calls Quinn "unfair" to working families

By WEEK Producer

September 3, 2012 Updated Sep 4, 2012 at 9:05 AM CDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Illinois' Democratic Governor and his often contentious relationship with state workers was right on display in Charlotte, North Carolina.

That's including a mobile billboard calling Pat Quinn "unfair" to working families. It was to be parked near one of the Governor's fundraisers Monday night. AFSCME says the truck will appear in other sites in Charlotte as the week goes on.

Monday morning, Governor Quinn was given a polite reception at a democratic delegate breakfast, but it was obvious Quinn is not their favorite guy.

"Public workers are very upset; they are not pleased with a lot of public officials," said Tom Balanoff of the Chicago Service Employees International Union.

"They're voters. They're all registered, and they're all voters and they want a fair solution to this," said Mike Carrigan of the Illinois AFL-CIO.

"Sometimes you have to tell friends that that we've gotta make changes. You have to tell folks what they need to know, not what they want to hear," said Governor Quinn.

The Chicago Daily Herald's survey of Illinois convention delegates showed 20 percent suggesting someone else than Quinn should be the Democratic candidate for governor in 2014.

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