Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rauner Vetoes Arbitration Bill

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Monday that would let an arbitrator settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall, describing the bill as an attack on taxpayers.

The Republican governor for weeks had been expected to veto the bill, having vetoed an almost identical bill last year. The governor said sending negotiations to an arbitrator would favor the union and strip away his power to represent taxpayers on a new labor agreement with state workers.

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