SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Working men and women who are members of a union would have greater protections from anti-union agendas under legislation being backed by state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea.

“Over the last few years, Governor Rauner has launched unprecedented attacks on labor and the hard-working men and women in our state,” Hoffman said. “His corporate agenda will reduce wages and benefits for middle-class families, all so he can provide a handout to his millionaire friends”

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, strengthening 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.

“Right-to-work is nothing more than the right-to-work for less,” Hoffman said. “The middle-class is the driving force in our state’s economy, and by lifting up working families we will boost the state’s economy, creating jobs along the way.”

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