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Statement by William McNary on Gov. Rauner's appearance at the Chicago City Council


 On May 6th, Governor Rauner appeared before the Chicago City Council to make an appeal for support of his "Turnaround Agenda." The following statement was released to press in response.


(CHICAGO) – “Governor Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda puts our state on a dangerous path that will directly impact the lives of middle class families in Illinois” said William McNary, Co-director Citizen Action/Illinois.” His so-called Turnaround Agenda is aptly named because it would reverse wage growth for all working people by creating right-to-work zones and eliminating prevailing wage laws; it would silence workers’ voices on the job and it would rig the workers’ comp system against people whose ability to provide for their families has been seriously limited by a workplace injury.”


“We are proud to stand with our labor allies today and urge the City Council to oppose the Governor’s plans. Labor unions don’t just fight for their own members, they fight for a strong economy and opportunity for ALL families. We call upon Governor Rauner and ALEC to abandon this vitriolic campaign against working families and work with labor to make Illinois a better place for families and small business.”