Governor Rauner Fires Back at Legislative Democrats Who Say They Can’t Support Collective Bargaining Changes

While the leading Democrat in the General Assembly says his caucus won’t support what he says is an agenda to diminish the middle class by restricting what can be collectively bargained, the Governor’s office has fired back with a list of Democratic lawmakers that voted to limit collective bargaining in the past.

The Rauner administration on Thursday published a list of Democratic lawmakers that voted in favor of reforming pensions and a 2011 law that amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act.

House Speaker Michael Madigan spokesperson Steve Brown says the two bills the Governor’s office cites are poor examples that resulted in a law being deemed unconstitutional and a teachers’ strike in Chicago.

(This story appears courtesy of the Illinois News Network.)

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