Illinois could be getting a new union labor law soon.

Ever since Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker, took office, new bills and laws have been flowing through the state like crazy. It's hard to keep track. I think a scorecard might be needed.

Here's the latest and surprisingly it's not about marijuana.

According to thecentersquare.com,

"A number of Illinois manufacturing and chemical refining facilities would have to unionize or face fines if a measure in Springfield becomes law. The legislation initially required any company that used a number of hazardous chemicals had to be staffed with a “skilled and trained workforce to perform all onsite work within an apprenticeable occupation in the building and construction trades,” essentially requiring unionization."

"The bill was amended Thursday to include oil refineries and companies that manufacture petrochemicals, ethyl alcohol and “all other basic organic chemical manufacturing” as described by the 2017 North American Industry Classification System."

This would be very costly for organizations that aren't unionized.

It would also force the Attorney General to fine businesses thousands of dollars for not following these new regulations.

"The bill passed along party lines in a House committee Monday and now awaits a vote on the House floor before heading to the governor's desk."


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