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Record #: R2020-284   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/24/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development
Final action: 5/20/2020
Title: Call for House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President Don Harmon and members of Illinois General Assembly to place SJRCA 23 (Workers Rights Amendment) on November 3, 2020 Illinois General Election ballot
Sponsors: Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Quinn, Marty, Valencia, Anna M., Lopez, Raymond A., Mitts, Emma, La Spata, Daniel , Hopkins, Brian , Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Mitchell, Gregory I., Harris, Michelle A., Beale, Anthony, Thompson, Patrick D., Cardenas, George A., Burke, Edward M., Coleman, Stephanie D. , Curtis, Derrick G., O'Shea, Matthew J., Taylor, Jeanette B. , Brookins, Jr., Howard, Rodriguez, Michael D., Tabares, Silvana, Scott, Jr. Michael, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Maldonado, Roberto, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Waguespack, Scott, Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Austin, Carrie M., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Villegas, Gilbert, Sposato, Nicholas, Nugent, Samantha , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Napolitano, Anthony V., Reilly, Brendan, Smith, Michele, Tunney, Thomas, Gardiner, James M. , Cappleman, James, Martin, Matthew J. , Osterman, Harry, Hadden, Maria E. , Silverstein, Debra L.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2020-284.pdf

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Committee(s) Assignment:
Smith (43) Tunney (44) Gardiner (45) Cappleman (46) Martin (47) Osterman (48) Hadden (49) Silverstein (50) Resolution
Call for House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President Don Harmon and members of Illinois General Assembly to place SJRCA 23, Workers Rights Amendment, on November 3, 2020 State of Illinois General Election ballot Committee on Workforce Development
WHEREAS, there has been a concerted, successful effort by powerful corporate interests to silence working Americans through relentless attacks on collective bargaining and labor unions throughout the country;
WHEREAS, Wisconsin was the first state in the United States to provide collective bargaining rights to public employees in 1959;
WHEREAS, in 2011, then-Governor Scott Walker signed Act 10 into law, effectively, eliminating public sector collective bargaining, leading to pay decreases and a sharp decline in union membership throughout the state;
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, el al., struck down a 41-year precedent, allowing "free riders" to receive services, benefits, and representation from labor unions without paying for them in the form of fair share fees or membership dues;
WHEREAS, since 2012, so-called "right to work" (RTW) laws have been passed in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Kentucky,
WHEREAS, Illinois workers are not impervious to attacks on their rights;
WHEREAS, Gov. Rauner held the budget hostage for two years, targeting our teachers, first responders, caregivers, causing lasting damage and disproportionately affecting out most vulnerable;
WHEREAS, this year, the Tennessee General Assembly has advanced legislation designed to enshrine RTW in its state constitution and the Missouri General Assembly is once again contemplating enacting RTW, just one year after the voters of Missouri overwhelmingly rejected t...

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