LMCC News

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…
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…