04052017CM0275 rSPRINGFIELD —Majority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago 20th) released the following statement after the Senate voted today to override the governor’s veto of legislation prohibiting local governments from establishing right-to-work zones:

“Once again, the governor showed that he cares more about big businesses than the citizens of Illinois. Right-to-work laws lower wages, something that would disproportionately harm lower-income Illinoisans. I am glad the Senate stood up to the governor today and protected the hard-working men and women of our state.”

Gov. Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 1905 last month, and the Senate voted 42-13 today to override his veto.

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