Senator Link speaks on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) voted to protect Illinois workers by supporting a measure to prohibit local governments from instituting so-called “right-to-work” laws.

Senate Bill 1905 would ban local governments from passing measures that would harm collective bargaining rights and would leave all collective bargaining regulation to the General Assembly.

“At a time when workers’ rights are under constant attack, it is important that we protect the rights of Illinoisans by ensuring that local governments can’t take away those rights,” Link said. “Dismantling collective bargaining rights would lead to lower wages and a loss of benefits for Illinois workers, and I refuse to let that happen.”

Last month, Governor Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 1905. Today, the Senate overrode the governor’s veto. The measure now goes to the House for consideration.


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