Illinois lawmakers reject right-to-work measure
SPRINGFILED — Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan called a vote on a proposal to make Illinois a right-to-work state.
It was controversial because Governor Bruce Rauner, who has been pushing it as part of his pro-business plan, never filed a bill with the legislature. Madigan put together a bill using the Governor’s talking points.
The measure to let employees opt out of unions did not receive a single “yes” vote. 72 lawmakers voted against it, 37 voted “present”.