The Illinois House could try to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a labor bill as soon as Wednesday.
The measure in question, SB 1229, would ban a state worker strike or lockout by the administration if negotiations break down over a new labor contract. If contract talks stall, the measure would require binding arbitration to resolve the issue.
AFSCME, which saw its contract with the state expire June 30, backs the bill. AFSCME and the Rauner administration have agreed to temporarily extend the contract to continue negotiations.
Democrats in the Illinois Senate, as well as one Republican, overrode Rauner's veto of the bill earlier this month.
Rauner, who vehemently opposes the arbitration legislation, said the 38 Senators who voted to reverse his veto of the bill earlier this month picked "special interests over the taxpayers."
The governor has urged House lawmakers "to take the responsible pro-taxpayer position and uphold our veto."