FOP Urges Veto Override


Springfield – The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is urging the Illinois House to override a veto by Governor Rauner involving using arbitration in labor negotiations.

The Governor vetoed SB 1229 saying it put special interests ahead of the interests of taxpayers.  The bill would allow labor negotiations with public employee unions to go to arbitration. 

Police officers cannot strike in Illinois and have used binding arbitration for 25 years.  The FOP wants the House to follow the Senates lead in overriding the measure when the body returns to Springfield next week.

The FOP has more than 31,000 law enforcement members statewide.  It believes other state public employee unions should have the same rights it has when negotiating a new contract.

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