It criticizes Senate Bill 1787, a bill that started out as Illinois Titanium Powdered Metals Development Act and ended up putting pressure on a funeral parlor company from Texas.
Why the switch in subject matter?
Teamster supporters needed what is called a “vehicle bill.”
Such a piece of legislation is striped of its content and amended to accomplish something someone has just thought of, in this case something to allow the sticking workers to get around a court injunction, as lawyer Reick’s article explains.
The amendment to the bill was approved by Jack Franks’ Government Administration Committee.
You will not be surprised that Franks voted for the bill. All local Republican House members voted against it. You may be surprised that Tom Cross, seeking the Republican nomination for State Treasurer also voted for the bill. The House roll call is below:
Republican State Senators Pam Althoff, Dan Duffy and Karen McConnaughay voted, “No.”
And, just in case you are interested, here are Teamster contributions to Jack Franks: