Ends up a bill restricting the number of taxpayer-funded state employees who can join unions isn’t going to Gov. Quinn (D) right away. Shortly after the Senate gave final approval to the bill Thursday night, Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), filed a motion to reconsider the vote, a technical step that keeps the bill from being sent to Quinn.The bill outlines job positions that would not qualify for union membership. The American Federation of State, County and Municipla Employees (AFSCME) estimated about 1,900 bureaucrats now in union bargaining units would lose that representation, and 1,600 more would be prohibited from joining unions.
State workers flocked to AFSCME and other unions during the administration of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), who froze the wages of non-union workers.
Harmon has until Wednesday to decide what he wants to do with the bill. If he lifts the reconsideration motion, the bill goes to Quinn; if not, it will die when new lawmakers are seated. ...More HERE
H/T: Bill Baar's West Side