The endless campaign of Gov. Rauner continues this week as various local governments consider the anti-middle class resolution that he calls his “Turnaround Illinois Agenda,” aka “empowerment zones,” aka “right to work zones.”
From the Illinois AFL-CIO, a list of local governing bodies that will consider the governor’s resolution this week.
Jefferson County Board will consider the anti-worker Rauner resolution on Monday, April 27 at 7p.m. http://www.jeffersoncountyillinois.com/sites/default/files/CoBd2014_0.pdf
Lexington City Council (McLean County), 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, 329 W. Main St., Lexington, IL 61753
City of Chicago Committee on Workforce Development and Audit to consider resolution calling for hearings on Rauner’s anti-worker resolution at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 28 in City Council Chambers (NOTE: This is a pro-worker resolution countering the governor’s)
Village of Mahomet (Champaign County) will consider Rauner resolution 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 at Village Administrative Office, 503 E. Main Street http://www.mahomet.govoffice.com/index.asp?SEC=0E87E3D7-AAAA-4A23-A4C8-2AA0D0F76B9F&Type=B_BASIC
Kane County Board Committee of the Whole, 4 p.m. April 28 at Gov’t Ctr, 719 S Batavia Ave, Geneva. Bldg A, County Board Room (next scheduled Board meeting 5/12) (anti-union) http://www.countyofkane.org/Pages/CountyBoard/Committee.aspx?cID=1
Cook County Board, Wednesday, April 29 (This is a pro-worker resolution countering the governor’s)
Virtually every local government has been asked to consider the Rauner resolution but only 46 units of local government have placed the resolution on their agenda and 22 have passed it (48% success rate).
Based on the total number of local governments in Illinois, only .01% of local governments have passed the Rauner “turnaround agenda.”