Home | About | Donate

Billionaire Gov. Bruce Rauner Declares War on Illinois State Unions Through Executive Order


#1

Billionaire Gov. Bruce Rauner Declares War on Illinois State Unions Through Executive Order

David Moberg

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner launched the first of his promised attacks on the state’s labor unions on Monday with an executive order intended to end the legal requirement for Illinois state workers who are not members of unions to pay agency or “fair share” fees to cover the costs to the union of bargaining on their behalf. The action is a shot across the bow by a governor who clearly intends to go to war with organized labor in Illinois.