Critics and some GOP legislators say this should have happened weeks ago, or announced it was coming, due to the $7 billion dollar shortfall facing the state through 2023 due to Inslee's COVID economic shutdowns.
Since the election of President Obama, and due to a number of national actions over the last few years, labor unions have been front page news almost daily. The question being asked frequently today is, do they still really deliver the 'goods' for their workers?
Chicago is in the midst of teacher strike that is affecting roughly 350,000 students.
There is some debate over whether the strike is permitted under Illinois law since the unions' list of grievances extends beyond pay and benefits -- which are the only issues they have the legal right to strike over.