The Illinois Senate on Wednesday rebuked Governor Bruce Rauner in his labor negotiations with the state's biggest government-employee union.
After months of negotiations have failed to reach an agreement, unions want legislation that would let an arbitrator resolve intractable disputes.
Rauner vetoed it, saying it would tie his hands. He also promised not to lock workers out.
But Sen. Don Harmon, a Democrat from Oak Park, says the real fear is that Rauner will demand workers accept "completely unreasonable" terms.