Gov. Rauner Vetoes Illinois Union Arbitration Bill

Gov. Rauner Vetoes Illinois Union Arbitration Bill

Springfield (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow an arbitrator to settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall. In his veto message Monday, the Republican governor called the bill “dangerous,” adding it would replace his bargaining power with a union-friendly arbitrator. Ruling Democrats can try to override the veto. AFSCME’s state council Executive Director Roberta Lynch says the bill is a compromise to avoid a strike.