Posts tagged Legislative employees

    Illinois House Speaker pushes bill to allow the statehouse to unionize

    September 28, 2023 // What they want: The Illinois workers say union representation would protect them when they want to speak up and allow them to bargain for better wages. With Welch behind the legislation, passage is all but assured in the Democratic-controlled House. Pritzker, who a few months backed the contract for AFSCME Council 31 state employees, has signaled he supports the legislative employees’ union efforts. That’s a far cry from California, which took five tries before it was able to pass legislation earlier this month to allow staffers to unionize.