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Michael Sullivan Quoted in Debtwire

August 25, 2015

The Illinois Senate will decide whether or not to override Rauner’s veto of SB 1229, which allows an arbitrator to decide between Rauner’s proposal of union contracts and the unions’ amidst an impasse. An override requires a supermajority vote in both the Senate and the House.

Michael Sullivan, chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Group, said the bill could economically strain an already stressed state. The bill fundamentally alters the balance of power in collective bargaining. It allows for an arbitrator who has not been elected to impose contract terms on the parties, Sullivan said.

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