As always elections have consequences. There are often personal beliefs that influence one’s choices in elections, on the Local level we keep it simple and believe in voting your paycheck. Voting YES on Amendment 1, will add this text to the Illinois State Constitution –
SECTION 25. WORKERS’ RIGHTS
Employees shall have the fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing for the purpose of negotiating wages, hours, and working conditions, and to protect their economic welfare and safety at work. No law shall be passed that interferes with, negates, or diminishes the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and work place safety, including any law or ordinance that prohibits the execution or application of agreements between employers and labor organizations that represent employees requiring membership in an organization as a condition of employment.
There is no mention of taxes, regardless of what some flyer or poster may state. It simply protects the Workers’ Right to organize and collectively bargain. Vote YES to protect the workers’ ability to negotiate collectively. Vote YES to protect your rights and your paychecks.