Illinois unions are rallying against two Republican Governors from adjoining states, who are speaking in Illinois on April 17 and 19.
On April 17, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who led the legislative fight to cut public employee collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin, is the guest speaker for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative day in Springfield. Workers are encouraged to march and rally from 9 - 11 a.m. outside the Abraham Lincoln Hall, 701 E Adams St., Springfield. Buses can drop people off on Washington Street between 7th and 9th street, with buses then parking at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Walker is accused of "targeting workers" and also of "poaching business," by encouraging Illinois' businesses to relocate in Wisconsin. Call 217-529-6976 for more information,,or visit www.weareoneillinois.org
Two days later, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who recently signed "Right to work (for less)" legislation in Indiana, banning the union shop, is speaking before the Champaign County Republicans.
Workers are meeting at Hessel Park, 1401 Grandview, in Champaign, at 4 p.m. for speeches; from 5:15 until 7:15 p.m. they are marching on the Hilton Garden Convention Center. Bus parking is available. for more information, go to http://www.facebook.com/RighttoWorkWontWorkInIllinois