Q&A: Union leader says Workers Right Amendment is 'once in a generation' opportunity for voters
On this special episode of WGLT's Sound Ideas, you'll learn all about the Workers Rights Amendment that will be on your ballot this fall.
The proposed amendment would guarantee Illinois workers the “fundamental right” to collectively bargain for agreements on wages, hours and working conditions. If passed, Illinois would be among just a handful of states that guarantee the right to collective bargaining. It comes as a new Gallup poll shows support for labor unions in the U.S. is at a 57-year high.
Bloomington-Normal Trades & Labor President Adam Heenan took a break from Labor Day parade planning to talk about union support for the Workers Rights Amendment. Heenan calls it a once-in-a-generation for Illinois voters to take control of their working conditions. Listen to the full interview above.