Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Union Exemptions in CCW Bill?

A reader pointed out a section of HB0148, the bill for IL CCW that seems to allow Union workers an exemption from businesses posting 'No Guns' signs:

19 (b) The owner, business or commercial lessee, manager of a
20 private business enterprise, or any other organization,
21 entity, or person may prohibit persons holding a permit for
22 concealed firearms from carrying concealed firearms on the
23 premises and may prohibit employees, not under a collective
24 bargaining agreement, not authorized by the employer, holding a
25 permit for concealed firearms from carrying concealed firearms
26 on the property of the employer.

This is repeated again in the next section. I betting they meant that it couldn't be in violation of the contract if it was specified but this could be interpreted to mean businesses cannot bar Union employees from carrying.

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Divemedic said...

The way that I read it is that if the employer wishes to prohibit weapons, it must be in the collective bargaining agreement. Many laws affecting employers are written this way.

DirtCrashr said...

It's a not-so-new way to think about gun control: They take control over WHO has guns and WHERE they can carry them...