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Illinois AFL-CIO Weekly Legislative Update - February 27, 2015

Illinois AFL – CIO Weekly Legislative Update -  February 27, 2015

Attached is this week’s Legislative Update. Highlighted in this issue:

  • Lobby against Right to Work

  • Right to Work introduced in Illinois General Assembly - HB 4139

  • IL AFL-CIO initiatives for 2015

In Solidarity,
Michael T. Carrigan, President
Illinois AFL-CIO

Breaking News

Rep. Reginald Phillips just introduced a right to work bill.  The new house member is from Charleston, Illinois

The Right to Work Act.

Provides that a person may not be required to join or contribute to a labor organization as a condition of employment
Provides that violations of the Act constitute a Class A misdemeanor
Authorizes injunctive relief
Authorizes a private right of action for damages
Provides that the Attorney General shall enforce the Act.
Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act.
Provides that employees have the right not to become or remain a member of a labor organization, or to pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other similar charges to a labor organization,
Eliminates provisions authorizing fair share agreements.
Amends the Illinois State Comptroller Act, and the Illinois State Auditing Act to make related changes.To Be Effective immediately.

Jason Keller
Legislative Director
Illinois AFL-CIO

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