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Lawmakers try again to blunt Bruce Rauner's power in union negotiations

Mar 03, 2016

bruce rauner Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, speaks against a bill to limit Gov. Bruce Rauner’s union negotiating power. March 3,2016

SPRINGFIELD – Senate Democrats on Thursday again sent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner a bill that could shift contract talks between the state and its biggest employee unions to binding arbitration.

And that legislation — the interest-arbitration or “no strike, no lockout” bill — likely faces a veto, much like an earlier version.

House Bill 580 cleared the Senate on a vote of 38-17. It would let a panel of…

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