A Victory for Illinois’ Most Vulnerable: Two Days of Protests Delay Controversial Vote on Disability Services

Springfield and Chicago protests raise alarm about unfair overtime policy that undercuts independence for seniors and people with disabilities, as activists mount wider challenge to governor’s harsh austerity agenda at annual State of State address.
CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--February 15, 2017.  Two days of protests against Gov. Bryce Rauner’s austerity policies have forced a delay on a controversial vote on proposed limits to overtime for home services workers -- a critical victory for people with disabilities and other Illinois residents who depend on home care to live independent lives with dignity.

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