September 3, 2015

WINNING THE WAR ON WAGES:

Illinois Democrats Fall Short in Bid to Override Veto of Labor Negotiation Bill (MARK PETERS, Sept. 2, 2015, WSJ)

Blocking the legislation was a win for the first-term governor, who has clashed with Democratic lawmakers, who hold overwhelming majorities in the Illinois House and Senate. The bill would have allowed an arbitrator to intervene in ongoing contract negotiations between the Rauner administration and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, which represents a majority of state workers.

Supporters argued the bill would ensure a fair outcome as Mr. Rauner looks to curb the pay and power of public-sector unions, while the governor contended the legislation would put contract talks in the hands of a labor-friendly arbitrator.

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