A proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution would recognize collective bargaining as fundamentally necessary to protect workers. Ottawa Democratic St. Rep. Lance Yednock introduced it last week. It’s been referred to the House Rules Committee.

Yednock’s proposed amendment would need to be approved by voters to become part of the Illinois Bill of Rights. It would prohibit any law that would interfere with workers banding together to negotiate for pay, hours, benefits, and other things about their work. Yednock says it’s in response to Gov. Rauner’s positions against unions.

The bill number is HJRCA37.

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January 28, 2020 at 12:53PM