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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:36 PM

Unions sue over Gov. Rauner's executive order blocking 'fair share' union fees

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Tina Sfondeles

More than 40,000 state employees are seeking to block Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order that would end a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don’t want to join a union.

Twenty-seven Illinois unions filed suit Thursday to invalidate the executive order Rauner signed last month blocking “fair share” union fees from state employee paychecks. The governor also said he was pursuing legal action to prevent public-sector unions from tapping the fees.

The Illinois AFL-CIO and 26 unions filed the suit in St. Clair County. AFL-CIO president Michael T. Carrigan called Rauner’s move illegal.

“Governor Rauner’s political obsession with stripping their [state employees] rights and driving down their wages demeans their service, hurts the middle class and is blatantly illegal,” Carrigan said in a statement.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters during a news conference on Feb. 9 in his office at the state Capitol in Springfield. | Seth Perlman/AP

Read more: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/417231/unions-sue-block-gov-rauners-executive-order

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Iliyah Mar 2015 #1
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Panich52 Mar 2015 #3
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 12:40 AM

1. He won the election huh

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 12:54 AM

2. Ruiner is my name and ruining the middle class is my game

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:11 AM

3. Union-busting RTW by ecex ord. Is rest of state RTW or did he target state

unions just because he thought he could?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:43 AM

4. All employees everywhere

This doesn't just affect IL state workers..this affects ALL workers...the ol' sayin' - with a little twist - as IL goes - so goes the country...at least the state of NH got it right...NO RIGHT TO WORK FOR LESS.....It is not just Boston Strong anymore..it is AMERICA STRONG _ STAND UP PEOPLE _ or keep takin' it up ......

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 09:14 AM

5. My dad was a union worker in MO...

he worked throughout St. Louis area, sometimes in IL.

He always said: "You don't fuck with the unions in Illinois."

I hope he was right on this one. The gov. might have screwed -up here.

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