Senator Mulroe on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate voted today to override a veto by the governor on SB1229. The proposal requires both parties to continue negotiations rather than causing a strike or lockout. Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) supported the measure when it passed from the Senate in April, and again voted in favor of the legislation. He released the following statement regarding the legislation:

“This proposal provides a process (arbitration) to resolve issues that cannot be resolved during meaningful and reasonable negotiations. Arbitration is not mandated. It is the last resort in effort to avoid shutting the government down, which could occur because of a strike or a lock out. It simply persuades both sides to move toward a mutual agreement. This would keep the doors of government open.”

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