Government Streamlining Panel Targets Collective Bargaining


Collective bargaining is in the crosshairs of a committee that is looking for ways to streamline government operations.

That task force, chaired by Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, will recommend making collective bargaining “permissive” instead of mandatory. The panel also recommends removing staffing levels from items that can be collectively bargained by firefighters.

The recommendations are non-binding and changes would have to be enacted by the legislature… which has resisted efforts to weaken collective bargaining laws.