Illinois House Gears Up for Override of Union-Strike Veto

(AP) Illinois House Democrats are trying to build momentum for a vote this week to defy Gov. Bruce Rauner on legislation they say could prevent labor unrest. The House convenes Wednesday and would need 71 votes – the number of Democratic members – to override Rauner’s veto of a plan to allow an independent arbitrator to step in if contract negotiations with the state’s largest employee union deadlock. Executive Director Roberta Lynch of the state council of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says the proposal presents an alternative to the disruption of a strike or worker lockout.