Quinn wants meeting about McCormick labor rules

June 23, 2011

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants labor groups and legislators to come together to form new labor rules for Chicago's McCormick Place.

"I intend to bring folks together from all these different sectors and we'll just hash out a law that will survive any kind of legal scrutiny," he said. "That's imperative and I want to tell all our conventioneers that this is going to happen."

U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman issued an injunction Wednesday on state-imposed rules for the convention center. He said the reform overturned collective bargaining rights specified in the National Labor Relations Act.

Quinn told reporters Thursday he knew the legislation would be problematic, and is ready to start over.