Illinois Curb on State Workforce Union Growth Fails
The legislation would have excluded some workers from joining collective-bargaining units but lost 21-29. Sponsoring Senate President John Cullerton says that without the bill the workforce would become nearly entirely unionized. It got House approval in May 2011 after Gov. Pat Quinn he didn't have enough bosses to run the government.
An Associated Press analysis in 2011 showed that in the previous eight years more than 10,000 state workers had joined unions - more than four times the number in the eight years before that. Democrats blamed now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. They say he fomented the union spirit of thousands of middle-level managers.
The bill is HB1556. More information is online: http://www.ilga.gov
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