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Illinois Casino Union Bill Signed, Mandates Gaming Venue Labor Agreements from

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation this week that requires state casinos to allow their workers to enter into labor agreements.

Senate Bill 1360 passed the Illinois General Assembly last month. The legislation, which received Pritzker’s signature yesterday, requires that casino operators work with unions to allow their workers to enter into labor agreements.

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"Expanding access to economic opportunity through high quality jobs has been priority since day one for this administration,” Pritzker said. “SB 1360 meets that commitment while establishing a process that gives all hardworking men and women certainty and safe treatment.”

For casinos already licensed in the state, when it’s time to renew their license, the company must provide evidence to the Illinois Gaming Board that it has engaged in good-faith negotiations with its workers. The bill necessitates that each casino enters into a fully executed project labor agreement act.

SB 1360 applies not only to permanent positions within the casino’s operations, but also construction contractors.


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