Despite unions getting a small victory yesterday in the Illinois House -- state workers' future salaries, benefits and even a potential strike still remain in limbo.
After hours of debate, labor got its desired result: passage of legislation that would solve collective bargaining disputes by way of arbitration.
Its supporters say it'd also do something even more important: prevent a government shutdown. The bill says Gov. Bruce Rauner can't lock out workers, and workers can't strike.
Rep. Chris Welch, a Hillside Democrat, is the sponsor.