The following op-ed is by Brooke Anderson, Press Secretary to Governor Pat Quinn.
Nobody is more committed to improving life for working families than
Governor Quinn. Some of your readers will recall that back in 1993,
Governor Quinn was among the few elected officials to stand
with organized labor in opposing NAFTA. For three decades,
he advocated for a humane minimum wage and workers’ rights. He has
joined union brothers and sisters on more picket lines than any Illinois
Governor in memory, dating back to his meeting César Chávez in the
1970s. Governor Quinn organized the Citizens Utility Board – along with
groups like the Labor Coalition for Public Utilities – which has saved
Illinois consumers $10 billion in utility rate reductions and refunds
Since he became governor, jobs have been Governor
Quinn’s number one priority. And his efforts have produced solid results
for the working people of Illinois.
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