Quinn: Wisconsin governor 'should be ashamed'

March 11, 2011

(WBEZ/Katie O'Brien)

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, is criticizing Wisconsin Republicans. Wisconsin's governor says he'll sign legislation to limit collective bargaining rights for some public workers. The bill passed the Assembly Thursday after Republicans used a procedural maneuver to approve the measure.

On Thursday, Quinn said the Republicans are trying to rough-house public unions.

"When somebody tries to take away your right to band together and organize, that's not healthy," Quinn said. "And it's very bad. And I think what went on in Wisconsin yesterday is something that the governor there, really, should be ashamed of himself."

Quinn said he'll make sure a measure like that never comes up in Illinois.