LECET News

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…
College and Vocational Training Scholarships
January 2, 2019 - CLDC LMCC LECET
College and Vocational Training Scholarships Available for Union Members & Dependents One of the many benefits of union membership is access to exclusive programs such as educational scholarships. The 2019 academic year will be starting soon so w…
Unions Won Big on Election Day - a victory for working people
November 8, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
11/07/2018, 07:01pm EDITORIAL: Unions won big on Election Day — a victory for working people By Sun-Times Editorial Board Organized labor had a good day at the polls Tuesday in Illinois and across the Midwest. Now let’s hope unions can bu…
Labor Day Commemorates the Strife and Struggle of Working Men and Women
August 31, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
As we look forward to the Labor Day weekend, we must not forget that Labor Day is our day – a holiday that commemorates the strife and struggle to achieve economic equality by working men and women across the United States and Canada. No one is…
On This Day in Labor History
July 5, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
FDR Signs National Labor Relations Act, July 5, 1935 Published by PoliticoWritten By ANDREW GLASS07/05/2018 08:09 AM EDT On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the National Labor Relations Act, which established guidelin…
Illinois Passes Budget & Approves Infrastructure Spending
June 5, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
It’s been ten years since Illinois has had a capital bill. In the decade since the $31 billion capital program was signed by then-Governor Pat Quinn the public construction industry has been on a steady decline, punctuated by a sharp drop off t…
Together We Can Stamp Out Hunger
May 9, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
The National Letter Carriers' Annual food drive is this Saturday, May 12. Place your bag of non-perishable donations next to your mailbox and your letter carrier will deliver it to a local food bank. The top requested non-perishable food items are: c…
In Remembrance of the Fallen
April 23, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Laborers' Local 75 Flooded with Volunteers for Cleanup at Old Joliet Prison
April 13, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
This is wonderful news. So many LIUNA members and others have called to volunteer to clean up the old Joliet Prison that Laborers' Local 75 has had to turn people away. As Laborers, we take pride in our union and we display that pride by giving back …