An ordinance seeking to install a right-to-work zone in Lincolnshire is expected to go up for a village board vote Monday evening.
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." Lincolnshire formally endorsed Rauner's turnaround agenda in May.
Right-to-work measures generally look to ban unions and employers from entering into contracts requiring that workers pay union dues or fees when they take a job covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
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.
The proposal to create a right-to-work zone in Lincolnshire would cover private firms in the town. The measure would not apply to public workers.