CLDC News

Is Your Family Protected?
September 24, 2019 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Brothers and Sisters, We know how hard it is for you to get affordable life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage. Because of our line of work, insurance companies often charge us outrageous rates, if they are willing t…
Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Creating Worker Protection Unit in Attorney General's Office
August 26, 2019 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Friday creating a Worker Protection Unit within the Office of the Attorney General which will protect Illinois workers from wage theft and other unlawful employment practices. In 2018, Gov. Rauner vetoed substa…
Protect LIUNA Apprenticeships - Take Action Now
August 8, 2019 - CLDC LMCC LECET
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a proposed rule under the National Apprenticeship Act to establish a process for the recognition of a low-standard, non-union industry-operated apprenticeship program called Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship P…
The State of America’s Infrastructure
May 13, 2019 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Our infrastructure needs—from roads and bridges to water and energy—are vast and growing. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the total investment needed through 2025 is $4.59 trillion. However, if lawmakers act now we c…
Right-to-Work (For Less) Ordinances Banned in Illinois
April 12, 2019 - CLDC LMCC LECET
In a victory for Illinois unions and workers, today, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law the Collective Bargaining Freedom Act. This measure bans all units of local government from passing so-called, right-to-work ordinances. “Right-to-work&rd…
Thank you
April 3, 2019 - CLDC
Thank You! April 3, 2019 To all Locals, Officers, and Members: Last night candidates endorsed by the Chicago Laborers’ District Council and our affiliated Local Unions won key races across Chicago, Suburban Cook, and the collar counties. Thank …
Signup to Volunteer for Lori Lightfoot for Mayor
March 20, 2019 - CLDC
Members can now signup online to volunteer for Lori Lightfoot's campaign for mayor. Click the link to sign up now! Volunteer Signup Lori Lightfoot is committed to supporting collective bargaining, prevailing wage, project labor agreements, job opport…
Chicago Laborers’ District Council Endorses Lori Lightfoot for Mayor
March 15, 2019 - CLDC
Chicago, Illinois (March 14, 2019) - The Chicago Laborers’ District Council (LIUNA) and its affiliated Local Unions are proud to announce our endorsement of Lori Lightfoot for Mayor. “Chicago's leadership and vision for the future is vita…
LIUNA Member Appointed to Lead Department of Labor
January 25, 2019 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Governor Pritzker appointed Michael Kleinik to serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL). Mr. Kleinik began his career as a deputy sheriff in Bond County and then as a Vandalia police officer. He was later elected to two terms as F…
Governor Pritzker's First Day in Office
January 16, 2019 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Governor JB Pritzker used his first day in office to sign a robust package of legislation and executive orders designed to raise and protect wages and begin reversing some of the harm caused by former Governor Bruce Rauner and his administration&rsqu…