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92_HR0687enr HR0687 Enrolled LRB9216161BDdv 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 687 2 WHEREAS, It is the intent of the State of Illinois to 3 ensure that its venders and contractors refrain from using 4 State funds to the detriment of the public interest; and 5 WHEREAS, OnLine Interpreters, Inc. (formerly Midwest 6 Translations) holds a contract with the State of Illinois to 7 provide telephone translation services to various State 8 agencies; and 9 WHEREAS, OnLine Interpreters' employees have faced unfair 10 treatment from their employer such as fines, video 11 surveillance, lack of training, and dishonored paychecks and, 12 as a consequence, they seek influence in the policies of 13 their employer; and 14 WHEREAS, A majority of OnLine Interpreters' employees 15 support the formation of a union; and 16 WHEREAS, OnLine Interpreters has demonstrated its 17 willingness to illegally thwart its employees' attempts to 18 organize a union; after the employees' failed attempt to 19 organize a union in the Fall of 2000, the National Labor 20 Relations Board found that OnLine Interpreters violated labor 21 law by interrogating workers and by firing union supporters; 22 therefore be it 23 RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 24 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 25 we support the rights of workers to lawfully organize a 26 union; and be it further 27 RESOLVED, That we urge OnLine Interpreters to adopt a 28 clear policy of non-interference if its employees attempt to 29 form a union and, furthermore, we urge OnLine Interpreters to 30 recognize any union based upon the support of a majority of 31 its employees as demonstrated by union authorization cards HR0687 Enrolled -2- LRB9216161BDdv 1 signed by a majority of its employees; and be it further 2 RESOLVED, That the Department of Central Management 3 Services will review its contracts with OnLine Interpreters 4 for compliance with this resolution before renewing any 5 contracts with OnLine Interpreters; and be it further 6 RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be presented to 7 the Director of Central Management Services and to Mr. David 8 Jenkins, owner of OnLine Interpreters, Inc.
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