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Scott Gore Discusses Proposed Illinois Collective Bargaining Amendment in Chicago Tribune

11.11.2022

Laner Muchin Partner Scott Gore recently shared his insights with the Chicago Tribune for a story exploring potential impacts of the Workers’ Rights Amendment, a proposed amendment to the Illinois state constitution up for vote on the November 8th ballot.

The proposed amendment would guarantee employees the right to organize and require employers to negotiate wages, hours and other conditions of employment as well as economic welfare and workplace safety. The amendment also prohibits “right-to-work” laws.

Scott highlighted key considerations about the amendment and how, if it succeeds, it may allow certain supervisors and other classifications in the public sector to have the right to organize. He also postulated that the amendment could have had major implications for COVID-related return-to-work policies during the fight between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union due to the amendment’s “safety at work” provision.

Read more of Scott’s analysis in the Chicago Tribune (subscription required).

Scott concentrates his practice in employment litigation and has served as counsel to many public and privately owned corporations including national waste disposal companies, the State of Illinois, and numerous employers in Chicago’s produce and construction industries.

Firm Profile: Laner Muchin, Ltd. concentrates exclusively in the representation of employers in labor relations, employment litigation, employee benefits and business immigration matters. The firm provides legal services to clients from coast to coast.

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