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Union protests company wanting Illinois to pay to keep Ag giant in-state
From from herald-review.com:
A group of union members rallied Wednesday by marching along Faries Parkway in front of the Archer Daniels Midland Co. headquarters in Decatur to protest its plan to seek taxpayer money for moving its corporate office.
Members of the SEIU Healthcare union, which represents 91,000 health care, child care, home care and nursing home workers in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri, wanted to voice their opposition to ADM seeking $24 million in tax incentives as it considers moving 100 jobs to Chicago. It would continue to employ about 4,400 people as Decatur would remain its North American headquarters.
About 85 workers from areas including Chicago, Springfield and Decatur traveling on three buses took part in the demonstration, which was within view of the windows in ADM’s six-story corporate office building.
“There is a much better use for $24 million than giving it to ADM so they can move their headquarters,” said Kevin Holmes, a personal assistant from Springfield. “State lawmakers should stand up and say no. Empowering working families is an investment worth making.”