Illinois could be the next state to curb ‘captive audience meetings’ on labor issues at work

Illinois legislators are advancing a measure that would prohibit employers from holding mandatory meetings with anti-union messages for employees.

Supporters of the bill said such “captive audience” meetings have hurt union campaigns in the Chicago area. The bill, which would cover meetings on political and religious issues, would not ban those meetings outright, but would prohibit retaliation against employees who choose not to attend.

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