ABOUT THE AMENDMENT

The Workers’ Rights Amendment will protect Illinois workers’ pathway to the middle class, ensuring that we have access to stable family-sustaining jobs as well as safe and secure workplaces. It will stop politicians and special interests from being able to push down the standard for workers with the stroke of a pen. Because these rights will be enshrined in the Illinois Constitution, workers will no longer have to fear for their livelihood with every passing election cycle. 

The Workers’ Rights Amendment

will add the following section to the Illinois Constitution:

Section 25. Workers’ Rights

(a) Employees shall have the fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing for the purpose of negotiating wages, hours, and working conditions, and to protect their economic welfare and safety at work. No law shall be passed that interferes with, negates, or diminishes the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and work place safety, including any law or ordinance that prohibits the execution or application of agreements between employers and labor organizations that represent employees requiring membership in an organization as a condition of employment.