Senators Vote Down Plan To Curb Union Growth

A two-year-old measure to curb union growth among Illinois state employees has failed in the Senate.
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.

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One Response to Senators Vote Down Plan To Curb Union Growth

  1. MJ Erickson says:

    This article is so poorly written, lacking basic information about what the legislation says and which state employees would be excluded from joining Unions. What does this mean: “Pat Quinn he didn’t have enough bosses to run the government”?? Democrats blamed Rod Blagojevich for what? Union participation? Which Democrats? Why wouldn’t Illinois Dems support Unions? What a muddled new item! Please try again. I’m interested in this subject but article is a mess!

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