SEIU Local 1 Congratulates Governor-Elect JB Pritzker on His Victory
SEIU Local 1 members look forward to working with Pritzker on union expansion and $15 statewide minimum wage
CHICAGO – The following is a statement from SEIU Local 1 President Tom Balanoff regarding governor-elect JB Pritzker’s victory over incumbent governor Bruce Rauner. SEIU Local 1 members reached more than 50,000 voters ahead of the election:
“Illinois working families turned out across different backgrounds and racial lines to to elect JB Pritzker our next governor and reject Bruce Rauner’s record of utter failure.”
“Instead of moving Illinois in a positive direction, Rauner made working people the scapegoat for our state’s problems. JB has the opportunity to right the wrongs of his predecessor by focusing on addressing the issues that matter to the working families of our state.
“SEIU Local 1 janitors security officers, doorstaff and more look forward to working with JB to implement progressive goals, like a $15 minimum wage and a fair tax, to make our state a better place for all.”