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Governor Explains Right To Work Zones

Governor Bruce Rauner is talking about themes familiar to the primary campaign.

He talked of so called right to work zones in Illinois during a stop at Decatur's Richland Community College. He says giving local cities and municipalities the right to choose whether they force their employees to unionize is a good place to start.

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Rauner believes taking a workers right to join a union, or not, out of the state’s control could mean thousands of new jobs in Illinois.

With talk of "right to work zones", Rauner says it shows he is not advocating that Illinois become a right to work state. He says communities, especially those suffering from high unemployment, could put in right to work zones, or what he calls employee empowerment zones. Rauner says neighbors like Indiana, and Michigan, as well as Tennessee, and Texas are taking jobs from Illinois because they don't have forced unionization.

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