120116CM0753SPRINGFIELD— The Illinois Senate voted 42-13 to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1905, a proposal which prevents local governments from creating so-called right-to-work zones. State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) supported the proposal.

Studies show that compared to states with free bargaining, on average workers in right-to-work states earn $6,109 less and are 49 percent more likely to die due to unsafe conditions at the workplace.

“The facts are clear: right-to-work policies do nothing but reduce workers’ wages and make workplaces more dangerous,” Haine said. “The governor’s veto was yet another attempt to decrease wages for working families and ensure higher profits for his wealthy friends.”

The proposal will now head to the Illinois House of Representatives.


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