State Rep. Chad Hays Responds to Unsuccessful Attempt to Override Governor Rauner’s Veto of SB 1229

Today in Springfield, an attempt to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of SB 1229 failed to garner the required 71 votes. In response to the vote, State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) has issued the following statement:

“While many union members were led to believe that the provisions of SB 1229 were beneficial to them, in actuality this was a very detrimental bill that would have had unionized workers trade away the right to strike, which is one of the most sacred and sacrosanct rights that was secured for them over the last century.”

“I view SB 1229 as a blatant attempt by Speaker Madigan to trade away 100 years of union progress for very short term gain. I can’t help but think that if this override had been successful, the union workers the Speaker claims to care about would be scratching their heads in the very near future while wondering ‘what happened to my right to strike?’”