2022 LiUNA Political Endorsements

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

 At the top of the ballot, you will be asked to vote on an amendment to the Illinois Constitution that will guarantee every Illinois worker the right to bargain for better pay, improved benefits, and safe working conditions.

 I’m urging everyone to vote YES.

 The Workers’ Rights Amendment guarantees our right to collectively negotiate pay raises, benefits, and safe working conditions. If adopted the Amendment will make sure no anti-union governor or lawmakers in the future can take these rights away from us, as has happened in other states.

 Opponents of Amendment 1 are LYING TO THE PUBLIC. Adding workers’ rights to the IL Constitution will NOT RAISE PROPERTY TAXES. Their math is based on taking collective bargaining rights AWAY from workers in a future legislative session. Property taxes will go up even if the amendment fails, because one has nothing to do with the other. It’s just a scare tactic to trick voters into opposing workers’ rights.

 Read the independent FACT CHECK HERE.

Early voting is going on now. Please, vote YES on the Workers’ Rights Amendment when you cast your ballot.

P.S. Click HERE for a list of endorsed candidates and voting information.

In Solidarity, 

Leo Esparza

Business Manager

What is the Workers’ Rights Amendment?

At the top of the ballot this November you will be asked to vote YES or No on an amendment to the Illinois Constitution that will guarantee every Illinoisan the right to bargain for better pay, improved benefits, and safe working conditions, and that no laws can be passed to diminish these rights. I’m urging everyone to vote YES.

Why Vote YES for the Workers’ Rights Amendment?

The Workers’ Rights Amendment guarantees our right to collectively negotiate pay raises, benefits, and safe working conditions. If adopted the Amendment will lift worker pay and make safe, good-paying jobs available to ALL workers.

From shoddy construction to food safety, when workers are empowered to call out problems, it keeps us ALL safer. The Amendment empowers workers to bargain for proper training and safety equipment at dangerous jobs and ensures workers can speak out about dangerous situations that put the public at risk without fear of discipline from their employer. Every worker should feel safe and protected on the job and have a say over their wages, benefits and working conditions.

Please, vote YES on the Workers’ Rights Amendment when you cast your ballot.