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

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Rauner eliminates fair share union dues for state workers
Gov. Bruce Rauner eliminated so-called "fair share" dues paid by workers who don't join a union.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (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.