Governor Bruce Rauner is again vetoing a controversial union negotiation bill. The legislation is heavily favored by AFSCME, the largest union of state workers, who have been without a contract since last July. It sends stalled contract talks to an arbitrator for a final decision. Last week Rauner made it clear how he felt about the bill.
The Governor vetoed a similar measure last year. In his latest veto message, Rauner says AFSCME is making unreasonable demands. He has asked the state labor relations board to determine if negotations are at an impasse.