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Gov. Rauner wants Illinois to have right-to-work zones, which unions decry

Published on Sunday, February 8, 2015

Gov. Rauner wants Illinois to have right-to-work zones, which unions decry

The like-minded new governor is unlikely to get a statewide ban on forced union membership from a General Assembly firmly controlled by Democrats, who historically have relied on employee unions for support come campaign season. Empowerment zones represent a trial program on the local level.

"I'm not trying to force the whole state to go right to work, I'm not advocating that," Rauner said Friday at a stop in Decatur. "I want local voters, I want you to be empowered to decide this issue for yourselves, in your cities and in your county. I want that everywhere in the state. And the counties that liked the status quo and liked closed shop, keep it. Terrific. Those who want to compete and recruit more manufacturing firms and transportation companies, terrific."

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