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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…
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…
Thank You
November 7, 2018 - CLDC