Senate Overrides Rauner on 'Right to Work' Zones

Oct 24, 2017

The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation that prohibits local governments from establishing "right to work" zones.

The Senate voted 42-13 Tuesday to override the governor on a subject dear to the Republican's heart but which labor unions oppose. "Right to work" refers to a policy that allows individual workers to choose not to join a labor union but still have benefits and protections of union membership.

Lincolnshire officials responded to Rauner's call in 2015 to form its own right to work zone. A federal judge ruled in January that only states have the authority to prohibit required union membership. 

The override effort now moves to the House.