Unions sue to block Rauner's executive order eliminating 'fair share' dues for state workers

Gov. Bruce Rauner eliminated so-called "fair share" dues paid by workers who don't join a union. (WLS)

Illinois labor unions want a judge to throw out an executive order from Gov. Bruce Rauner that ends a requirement that state workers must pay union dues even if they don't join a union.

Twenty-seven unions filed a lawsuit Thursday fighting what are known as "fair share" dues.

The unions say the governor's order violates collective bargaining agreements and state law.
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