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.