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.
Right-to-work legislation will pass in Missouri, says House Speaker John Diehl.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move to eliminate “fair share” payments from public sector employees who opt out of joining a union, but still get benefits from collective bargaining, is “blatantly illegal,” according to AFSCME Council 31 spokesman Anders Lindall.
Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”