LMCC News

State Law That Requires Hiring Illinois Workers During Times of High Unemployment Takes Effect
July 1, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
SPRINGFIELD – Due to the high unemployment rate caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act will take effect beginning July 1st. The state law requires the workforce on all public works projec…
Gov. Pritzker Announces All Regions Have Met Health Metrics to Move to Phase 4 on June 26
June 25, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
Chicago - Today, Governor JB Pritzker announced that every region of the state meets the health benchmarks to advance into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Ahead of the transition tomorrow, Gov. Pritzker announced several new efforts to build on…
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces COVID-19 Mobile Testing Pilot Program
June 23, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today launched a COVID-19 mobile testing pilot program to further the City’s mission of reaching residents in communities that are experiencing a disproportionate impact from the COVID-19 virus. The first…
Gov. Pritzker Signs COVID-19 Worker Protections Into Law
June 15, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
Governor JB Pritzker signed into law an expansion of unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation designed to benefit workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The measure includes seven additional benefit weeks for unemployed workers a…
LIUNA Chicago Laborers' District Council Statement on the Killing of George Floyd
June 8, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
LIUNA Chicago Laborers’ District Council and our affiliated Locals share the pain and outrage over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. We are united in our belief that we must, as a Labor movement use our strength to fight back agai…
Illinois Set to Begin Phase III of Restore Illinois
May 28, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
Beginning tomorrow, May 29 Illinois will enter Phase III of Restore Illinois. Chicago will start its' own version of Phase III a few days later on Wednesday, June 3rd. Even though some restrictions will be lifted, we all must continue to practice soc…
HEROES Act with Pension Protections Key to Pandemic Response and Recovery
May 15, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2020) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement on H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Em…
State leverages Rebuild Illinois Dollars to Support Public Infrastructure Projects and Construction Jobs for Summer
May 12, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Grants, an initiative to accelerate work on planned public infrastructure projects around the state. The Sta…
Governor Pritzker Announces Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State
May 6, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
Restore Illinois is a Five-Phase, Regional Plan for Saving Lives, Livelihoods, and Safely Reopening Illinois Chicago – Building on data, science, and guidance from public health experts and after consulting with stakeholders across the state, G…
Workers' Memorial Day
April 28, 2020 - Contractors CLDC LMCC LECET
Workers' Memorial Day Message from LIUNA General President, Terry O'Sullivan Brothers and Sisters, On April 28, we will mark Workers Memorial Day in the U.S. and the National Day of Mourning in Canada to honor those killed, maimed or sickened on the …