A Chicago City Council committee is slated to take up a measure next Tuesday regarding Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed right-to-work zones.
According to its agenda, the council's Workforce Development and Audit Committee is expected to consider "a resolution calling for hearing(s) on a proposal by Governor Bruce Rauner regarding creation of local right-to-work zones."
The committee meeting is set for Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the council chambers.
Rauner, a Republican, wants municipalities in the state to pass resolutions in support of his proposal to let local communities enact right-to-work zones as well as other items on his "turnaround agenda."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has rejected Rauner's call for such resolutions, saying in a statement late last month: "Governor Rauner is continuing his race to the bottom by asking cities like Chicago to pass 'Right to Work' zone resolutions. I will not support - and will oppose every step of the way - any such resolution in Chicago because I believe it directly threatens our strategic goal to strengthen Chicago's middle class, not undermine it."
The Workforce Development and Audit Committee is chaired by Emanuel's floor leader, Ald. Patrick O'Connor (40th).
Click through for Progress Illinois' coverage of Rauner's push for right-to-work zones.