05302017CM0201 rSPRINGFIELD – Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) issued the following statement today after the Senate voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the Collective Bargaining Freedom Act:

“This issue has been litigated several times already, and we have our answer – only the state, not local governments, can create right-to-work laws. The governor’s veto was nothing more than a continuation of his radical anti-union agenda. Today’s override will ensure that workers across the state retain the fair representation they deserve.”

The Act would prohibit local governments from creating “right-to-work” zones and clarify that laws concerning collective bargaining are the responsibility of the state legislature. Right-to-work laws deprive workers of fair representation.

Senate Bill 1905 passed the Senate in April, and the governor vetoed it last month. The Senate voted 42-13 today on a bipartisan override of his veto.

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