Illinois State Senate District 2 issued the following announcement on Aug. 7.
State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) was named Chairperson of the Senate Labor Committee this week.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my advocacy for working families in Illinois on the Senate Labor Committee,” said Aquino. “I want to make sure that our state creates an environment that protects working families, guarantees collective bargaining rights and compensates workers with a living wage. When the working class has an environment they can thrive in, the rest of the state will too.”
Senator Aquino previously served as Chairperson of the Senate Government Accountability and Pensions Committee before taking on his new role. His top priorities for the Senate Labor Committee will be to ensure that workers’ rights in Illinois are upheld and that working class families have an environment in which they can have upward mobility.
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