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Right to Work gets vote

Governor Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” includes the controversial right to work provision that would allow counties, municipalities and even wards to enact a rule allowing workers to opt out of a workplace union or pay union dues. But so far the governor has not introduced legislation. The Democratic controlled legislature didn’t wait for the Governor and instead crafted its own bill and called it for a vote Thursday. Meanwhile, a handful of Illinois governments have voted in support of Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” including the right to work - or work empowerment zone- piece. We talk with McHenry County Board Chairman Joseph Gottemoller about why he supports the governor’s initiative. We also hear from Cook County Commissioner Mike Fritchey, who sponsored a resolution opposing Rauner’s right work proposal. (Flickr/Light Brigading)

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