Staffers allege ‘cli­mate of fear’ is law­suit against Illi­nois House Speak­er

Staffers allege ‘climate of fear’ is lawsuit against Illinois House Speaker

(The Cen­ter Square) – Alleg­ing a “cli­mate of fear or anx­i­ety,” staffers with the Illi­nois House Speaker’s Office are suing to get imme­di­ate recog­ni­tion as a union and for the office to start col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing.  
The Illi­nois Leg­isla­tive Staff Asso­ci­a­tion says it filed in Cook Coun­ty a motion seek­ing judg­ment that House Speak­er Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D‑Hillside, is vio­lat­ing his con­sti­tu­tion­al duty to per­form and car­ry out the law­ful busi­ness of the state. 
“We are done wait­ing for Speak­er Welch to …