A bill the governor’s office wants –one to take some state workers out of unions – is close to becoming law. It has passed both chambers of the legislature, though a hold has been placed on it, in the event there’s more negotiation possible with the governor’s office.
The so-called “Management Act” would remove some executive-branch employees from bargaining units. One example the sponsor, Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), gave was the legislative liaisons who work in the administration’s agencies. The idea is to make sure nobody with management responsibilities is eligible to be in a union.
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S.B. 1556 has passed the Senate, 31-20, though a parliamentary hold has been placed on it, pending possible further negotiation.