Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.
“A lot of people are avoiding Kingshighway, which is a great thing.”
While there were supporters, the Union protesters made it difficult to hear the Rauner’s message. Protesters shouted “Go home, Go home!” while Rauner spoke.
Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
Rick Gans fills out fiscally Conservative board.
Missouri Republicans used their large majorities to send a “right-to-work” measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday but appear to lack the support to override an expected veto.
It appears the board will offer a 2.5 percent raise in the next school year, and another 1 percent the year after that.
The St. Louis Civilian Review Board that will investigate alleged wrongdoing by St. Louis police still faces the threat of a lawsuit from the police union.
The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it’s withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week.
The track called off racing today because they do not have enough workers to keep the facility open.