Big day at the polls!

Many labor friendly candidates enjoyed support at the polls today. A big thanks to all that came out and supported our interests at the election polling places. The counties of Local 117 showed working people are here and have a voice. The Workers Rights Amendment also enjoyed support as people become more aware of the benefits of unions. The path to changing the Illinois Constitution is more complicated and it may be several weeks before we know the final outcome. The amendment requires 60% of votes cast for the amendment OR 50% of all ballots cast. In terms of support of those voting on the amendment it easily won a majority (58% of the votes cast on the amendment were in favor of it). When all of the votes are counted if the 60% mark is not reached then the next determining factor will be whether the number of votes in favor of the amendment is a simple majority of the total number of ballots cast. Simply put if someone chose to avoid voting on the amendment their vote acts as a “No”. As things stand it looks promising for Workers Rights, but the victory party is on hold. Again a big thank you goes out to all of those participating in the democratic process. As always we’ll encourage you to vote for your paycheck.

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