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Illinois: Rank 47

Pension Liability - Total $126.4 billion6 - Per household $1,9071

Union Membership Density:

  • Total-15.5%
  • Private Sector-9.5%
  • Public Sector-50.2%

Right to Work: 

  • Forced unionism  

Government Sector Collective Bargaining Laws:

Pending Government Sector Collective Bargaining Legislation:

Pending Paycheck Protection Legislation:

Secret Ballot Protection:

  • No Provision

Forced Card Check: 

Government Sector Binding Arbitration Provisions:

Public Access to Government Bargaining Sessions:

Encourage Project Labor Agreements: 

Government Employee Strike Policy:

Illinois Labor News

  • Indiana 'Right To Work' Measure Criticized By Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Posted on: February 2, 2012
    The Huffington Post As Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels prepares to sign right-to-work legislation into law, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said he’s not worried about the move driving companies out of Illinois and to Indiana. Before Quinn presented his State of the State address Wednesday, he told CBS Chicago that most Illinois businesses are happy with union labor, [...]
  • Illinois’ woes show why we can’t afford public unions Posted on: January 30, 2012
    By Steve Stanek, Chicago Sun-Times To see the problem with government employee collective bargaining, look at Illinois. What’s happening here is happening to varying degrees in most states. One year ago, Illinois lawmakers raised the state’s corporate tax an astonishing 46 percent and the personal income tax a more astonishing 67 percent. The result? Earlier [...]
  • New Film Skewers Chicago Teachers Union, Explains Stakes of Contract Negotiations Posted on: January 27, 2012
    Education Action Group, BigGovernment.com The new documentary film is called “A Tale of Two Missions,” and it’s focused on current conditions in Chicago Public Schools. One “mission” is led by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is working hard to provide fresh opportunities for kids stuck in failing city schools. The other is led by Karen Lewis, president of [...]
  • Wrong way, Illinois: Unemployment rate increased most in the nation in 2011 Posted on: January 27, 2012
    Illinois Policy Institute Download the full report here. Use our interactive dashboard to explore the numbers behind “Wrong way, Illinois.” As Gov. Pat Quinn prepares for the State of the State address on Feb. 1, he will find it difficult to defend the state’s economic policies that have resulted in more unemployed Illinoisans in 2011. Almost a [...]
  • Juan Williams Skewers Chicago Teachers Union in New Film Posted on: January 24, 2012
    By Kyle Olson, BigGovernment.com “A Tale of Two Missions” – a film by Juan Williams and Kyle Olson (and directed by Chicago-based Andrew Marcus) – tells the story of competing cultures in American education through examples from Chicago. While the fight for school choice rages across the nation, perhaps no better example exists than that of [...]

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