LECET News

Tips for Working Safely in Cold Weather
January 30, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Work Safely in Cold Weather Does your job keep you outside in cold weather? If so, here are two essentials when getting ready for the workday: Dress in layers and use sun protection. Dressing in Layers Chilly temperatures are often accompanied by rai…
2017 Illinois Unionization Rates Are Up
January 22, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Illinois added 15,000 union members in 2017 while its five bordering states lost 104,000 union members.Original SourceNew Bureau of Labor Statistics data released last Friday shows that Illinois’ unionization rate increased by 0.5 percentage po…
Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was not only a leader who ushered in a movement for justice, peace, and reconciliation but a man who changed the course of history. As we approach his birthday, it is tim…
Court Ruling Upholds Silica Standard, Protects Workers
January 9, 2018 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Court Ruling Upholds Silica Standard, Protects Workers The hard-working men and women of LIUNA and fellow building tradesmen and women will be safer on the job with the recent D.C. Circuit Court decision to uphold OSHA's silica rule. While the Court …
OSHA Silica Rule Outlasts Legal Challenges
December 28, 2017 - CLDC LMCC LECET
OSHA silica rule outlasts legal challenges December 28, 2017 AUTHOR Kim Slowey@kimslowey Dive Brief: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday dismissed all industry legal challenges against the new silica dust exposure standard implem…
Happy Holidays from LIUNA
December 25, 2017 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Happy Holidays from LIUNA Dear Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I want to wish you, and every member of the LIUNA family, the best of Holiday Seas…
CISCO Launches 2018 Scholarship Program
December 19, 2017 - CLDC LMCC LECET
CISCO Launches 2018 Scholarship Program – Application Deadline – February 23, 2018 The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Scholarship Program. The three different program categorie…
In Remembrance of Veterans
November 10, 2017 - CLDC LMCC LECET
In Remembrance of Veterans On this Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, we are all aware of dangers around the globe and the men and women in uniform across the United States and Canada who shield and protect us from them. From the Middle East to the Pa…
Rauner Rejects Workers' Compensation Cost Savings for Employers
August 23, 2017 - CLDC LMCC LECET
Gov. Bruce Rauner has sided with big insurance companies and against Illinois employers, House Speaker Michael J. Madigan said, criticizing the governor’s veto of legislation offering Illinois businesses the ability to reduce workers’ com…
Bi-Partisan Balanced Budget Ends Historic Impasse
July 6, 2017 - CLDC LMCC LECET
As of July 6 Illinois finally has a balanced bi-partisan budget after two years of devastating impasse thanks to legislators from both parties in the House and Senate. The balanced bi-partisan budget restores funding to IDOT projects so that Laborers…