Chicago Federation Of Labor, Governor Bruce Rounder, Springfield discussed on The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson


When it comes to your valuables. They're the best. Welcome back to your Sunday spin. I'm Rick Pearson here in the AllState skyline studio with Robert reader, president of the Chicago federation of labor. We're talking about the workplace scheduling ordinance in the city up. But I want to broaden the discussion out to labor issues going on down in Springfield, the governor last week signing a legislation to ban local right to work zones. That was an issue that was pushed by previous Republican governor Bruce rounder, gover Pritzker signing that then in and there's always been a question of legality regarding that any way of whether local communities are counties could set up zones that were. Exempt from collective bargaining type agreements requirements. Yeah. I mean, I think it's important to say right off the bat anytime, you have this discussion is right to work does not mean right to work right to work law that. Impacts the Union's ability to represent its members because it takes a shot at labor through equity and requires the union to represent people who don't either pay dues or pay a user fee essentially for the representation they receive. It's completely right to work is completely an anti Republican issue. So if there's any Republicans out there that are big right-to-work, proponents, complete phonies. The governor previous governor was one. I do I have to say that he was a complete phony nothing to do nothing to do with. You know, if if he was standing on his Republican principles. He wouldn't have moved in been so verily supportive of a of right to work because it's completely completely goes against the rules in the ability of freedom freedom to contract, but this governor governor Jay Pritzker has been amazing giving workers voice in protecting workers. This guy is only been in office for four months. Going on five months, and he's doing such a great job of getting to the issues that people are actually concerned about right? We raise the minimum wage for people in labor. We got we're, you know, we're we're taking a strike against these right to work zones. Something that was when it was you're right. The legality of it has been questionable from day one. But now that the state is weighed in I think, it becomes clear that you, you know, the you can't you can't have these rate works here in Illinois. With some of the concerns of labor and passage of a pro labor agenda so far in Springfield. But one of the big things that I was talking about this in the previous silent with the representatives Luis ski was issue. A capital Bill, which I know is something that labor would love to see. And and you know, it's a it's a jobs Bill is what it is. But you know, it's part of all of the noise at the end of session. How do you fund it? How do you make it work at? I mean, where are we on that? Well, I would say that the capital Bill is in just a jobs Bill. It isn't it's huge. And it's important, but the capital Bill is also a Bill for the everyday people Avila. So there's a lot of folks who live in work on the eighty corridor. Right. You know, this for some that's the dividing the the Viking Line between. Clean north.

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