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Press Release

 Office of Communications

 The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of Northwest 

Post Office Box 178388  Chicago Illinois 60617  

 (T) 773-721-5383  (F) 773-721-2581


 For Immediate Release – June 20, 2011

 Diocese Urges Defeat of SB 1556

The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of Northwest urges the Illinois State Senate to defeat SB 1556 - which aims to cut back collective bargaining rights for certain state employees, particularly newly unionized workers in administrative roles.

According to Bishop James Wilkowski, “Union workers, who provides the taxes revenues for our state and national government, have become the targeted scapegoats by those who have failed in their stewardship of our tax revenues and we each hold a moral responsibility to protect those who are having their rights and voices stripped from them”

The Diocese of the Northwest calls for a sound and decisive defeat of SB 1556.


William R. Morton

Director of Communications


“A Welcoming Community of Faith Rooted in the Catholic Tradition”


Diocesan Church Office
Post Office Box 178388  Chicago Illinois  60617-8388
(T)  773-721-5383   (F)  773-721-2581