SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, to protect the rights of working men and women in Illinois recently passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.
“As a proud union electrician, I know how important it is for hardworking men and women to have the ability to collectively bargain,” Moylan said. “My legislation allows all Illinois workers to continue having the freedom to bargain for a fair wage, safe working conditions, and be able to provide for their families.”
Senate Bill 1905 would protect against local governments enacting “right to work” ordinances within their limits. “Right to work” is a term used to describe laws that seek to weaken unions, typically trade unions that represent men and women who build roads and maintain infrastructure. Because of the protections of trade unions, the men and women who work in construction have good-paying jobs and are able to support their families and be members of the middle class. “Right to work” laws are typically supported by major business interests who would be able to expand their profits if given the ability to pay their employees a greatly reduced salary.
“Historically, unions were responsible for our country having a vibrant middle class, and unions continue playing an important role in lifting up middle-class families,” Moylan said. “I will continue fighting to preserve the rights of Illinois workers.”
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