Rauner the unions-slayer, Nov. 14 in River Forest

Oak Park Newspapers

Illinois is “in deep trouble,” Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner told a River Forest cafe audience Thursday night in a gathering pulled together by committeeman Tom Cronin with an assist from Oak Park committeeman Linda Tibensky.

Go after government unions, for one thing, whose “bosses bribe politicians.” Gov. Quinn, for instance, while “not a standard crook . . . is inept and owned by government unions.” Unions have “bought [even] a number of Republicans.” To the unions Rauner would say, “You can’t bribe me.” He would limit collective bargaining rights if need be, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker did. It’s “a key part” of his platform.

Another “big union issue” is the “right to work for government employees, which he called “critical.” No one, he said, should be subject to “forced membership” in these unions.

Local voters can decide this issue…

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