As a retired state employee, I worked under governors from both parties, but our current governor is a world apart. His number one priority is getting rid of unions, never mind the cost to Illinois residents.
His veto of Senate Bill 1229 is the most recent evidence of his true priorities. This bill would let either side bring in an impartial arbitrator if the sides remain far apart and there is no progress. If he really wanted to reach a fair agreement he would have signed this legislation right away. But he wants confrontation so he can force state employees out on strike.
I urge my legislators to vote to override the governor’s veto and bring a little sanity back to Illinois.