Controversy continues over Lincolnshire's recent right-to-work ordinance.
On Monday, the Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor announced a boycott of nonunion businesses in the village.
The boycott represents the latest act of opposition by labor against Lincolnshire's right-to-work ordinance approved in December.
Lincolnshire's ordinance covers private companies in the village. Workers, under the measure, can opt out of automatic payroll deductions for union dues.
"We would like the Lincolnshire board to repeal their illegal ordinance," Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor President Patrick Statter told the Daily Herald.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed the idea of letting local Illinois communities enact their own right-to-work policies as part of his so-called "turnaround agenda," which the Lincolnshire government formally endorsed in May.
Rauner and other proponents contend that right-to-work zones would help boost job creation and the state's economy. Critics say right-to-work policies are designed to control and weaken labor unions, which rely on membership dues for activities such as funding lengthy contract negotiations, supporting political candidates and representing workers in unfair termination cases.
A group of labor unions is challenging Lincolnshire's right-to-work ordinance in federal court.