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William A. Lee Memorial Scholarships
December 18, 2017 - CLDC
Applications for the 2018 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship are now available online. The Chicago Federation of Labor will award 10 college scholarships to high school seniors, valued at $2,000 each, to five winners of the Academic Competition and …
JB Pritzker Lands Sen. Durbin & Duckworth Endorsements
December 8, 2017 - CLDC
Today, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth endorsed JB Pritzker for governor at a campaign event in Chicago. The two endorsements come as support for JB Pritzker continues to grow throughout the state with endorsements from Secr…
Pillars of the Community
November 20, 2017 - CLDC
On behalf of the Chicago Laborers’ District Council, Jim Connolly, Business Manager & Chuck LoVerde, Sec.-Treas. were honored to accept the 2017 Pillars of the Community award from Sister Rosemary Connelly and the Misericordia Women’s…
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…
New Protections for City Employees Who are Victims of Sexual Violence, Domestic Abuse
October 31, 2017 - CLDC
New protections for city victims of domestic violence, sexual assault Chicago Sun-Times 10/30/2017 City employees who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault would be guaranteed up to one month of paid leave, under a policy change propose…
Right-to-Work Show Down at the Illinois Capitol
October 25, 2017 - CLDC
Chicago Tribune 10/25/17Democrats led by Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday could try to finish overriding Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would ban local governments from setting up right-to-work zones. A vote on the measu…
Republican Donors Take Aim at Party Leadership
October 12, 2017 - CLDC
The Koch brothers' network of billionaires is meeting this week in New York to plan it's national strategy to advance its extreme anti-worker agenda for the 2018 midterm elections. Will it include funding for former White House aid, Steve Bannon's pl…
Congressional Democrats Battling Right-to-Work
October 5, 2017 - CLDC
Senate Democrats aim for nationwide Right to Work repeal Proposed bill may require 27 states to remove anti-union legislation (PR NewsChannel) / October 4, 2017 / COLUMBUS, OH The “Protecting Workers and Improving Labor Standards Act” is …
The Supreme Court is on the Verge of Decimating Public-Sector Unions—But Workers Can Still Fight Back
September 29, 2017 - CLDC
THURSDAY, SEP 28, 2017, 9:15 PM SCOTUS Is on the Verge of Decimating Public-Sector Unions—But Workers Can Still Fight Back BY SHAUN RICHMAN ShareTweetReddit6StumbleUpon0EmailPrint The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could take "rig…
Janus Case is Political Attack to Rig Economy against Workers
September 29, 2017 - CLDC
Janus Case is Political Attack to Rig Economy against Workers Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2017) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following…