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Thank You
March 21, 2018 - CLDC
To all Business Managers, Agents, Officers, Staff, and Members: Last night candidates endorsed by Labor won key races all across the State. Thank you to all the Locals and their members who worked hard these past five months to help elect candidates …
Thousands Rally for Working People's Day of Action
February 24, 2018 - CLDC
February 24, 2018 Working People's Day of Action More than 5,000 Illinoisans Unite for Their Freedom, Demand End to Gov. Rauner and Corporate Special Interests Rigging System and to continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th annive…
Behind Janus: Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public-Sector Unions
February 23, 2018 - CLDC
The Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME is poised to decimate public-sector unions—and it’s been made possible by a network of right-wing billionaires, think tanks and corporations.by MARY BOTTARI IN THESE TIMES, FEBRUARY 22 | MARCH ISSUE …
Join us for the Working People's Day of Action 2/24/18
February 22, 2018 - CLDC
LIUNA Makes Case for Collective Bargaining, Files Amicus on Janus
February 7, 2018 - CLDC
Janus is a Supreme Court case, which depending on how it’s decided could impact the collective bargaining rights of public employees. The case is backed by anti-union, anti-worker special interests whose aim is to destroy unions and make it imp…
Koch donors embrace Trump policies, starting with tax cut, if not his persona
January 30, 2018 - CLDC
Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAYINDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The wealthy donors in the conservative network founded by the billionaire Koch brothers may not be fans of President Trump’s Twitter feed, but they are embracing many of the policies enac…
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…
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…
How the Right’s War on Unions Is Killing the Democratic Party (The Nation)
January 23, 2018 - CLDC
How the Right’s War on Unions Is Killing the Democratic Party “Right-to-work” laws have a measurable effect on voting patterns. By Sean McElwee YESTERDAY 12:52 PM In recent years, Republicans have dramatically intensified their war …
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…