Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow an arbitrator to settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall.
In his veto message Monday, the Republican governor called the bill “dangerous,” adding it would replace his bargaining power with a union-friendly arbitrator.
Ruling Democrats can try to override the veto.
AFSCME's state council Executive Director Roberta Lynch says the bill is a compromise to avoid a strike.