Some Illinois lawmakers are resurrecting a Union Negotiation Bill. The measure send stalled contract talks with the state’s largest employee union, AFSCME, to binding arbitration. But, opponents, like State Representative Dwight Kay says this is taking away the state’s power to negotiate.
The bill also prevents the Governor from locking out state employees as well as prohibits AFSCME from going on strike. A similar bill passed last year but was vetoed by the Governor.