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Quinn Calls McCormick Place Stakeholders Back To Negotiating Table

Governor Pat Quinn is calling McCormick Place union leaders and contractors back to the negotiating table.  Lawmakers made changes to work-rules at the facility last year, which allowed exhibitors to cut costs by doing more of the work on their own.  But a federal judge says that's a violation of collective bargaining rights.   Quinn says the state can't afford to wait for a federal judge to rule on the matter. 

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He's summoned lawmakers back to Springfield on September 13th to deal with the issue.  Lawmakers would like to see their changes stick but Quinn says there are a few more things he'd like to see.  He says an "exhibitors' bill of rights" should be implemented in the law to protect customers.  He'd also like to see a cost auditing system put in place at the facility.

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