Statement by Cinda Klickna, President of the Illinois Education Association regarding the announcement that the Illinois House will vote on Gov. Rauner’s “right to work” proposal next Thursday, May 14:
“Next Thursday, the Illinois General Assembly can tell Governor Rauner to drop his attack on the middle class and start focusing on our state’s real problems.
Despite his proposal’s repeated failure to be adopted by local governments statewide, the governor has refused to acknowledge that “right to work” is an idea no one wants that is intended to address a problem Illinois does not have. Lawmakers can end this charade next Thursday.
We urge the members of the House to say with a loud voice that “right to work” is wrong for middle class families and wrong for Illinois.
By voting no, on “right to work” lawmakers can tell Gov. Rauner to get back to work by sitting down with the legislative leaders to develop real solutions to the very real problems of our state.”