The contract agreement between the state and AFSCME is suddenly unsettled again.
The union says its members will take another ratification vote on the deal.
The union ratified the contract weeks ago, but now says the terms have changed.
At issue is the state’s agreement to drop its appeal of a court order requiring that union workers receive promised back pay raises.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has refused to drop the appeal, saying it’s necessary to keep it active until lawmakers approve money to pay those raises.