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Laborers & Their Families Welcome JB Pritzker
September 28, 2017 - CLDC
The Laborers' endorsed candidate for Governor, JB Pritzker was joined by State Comptroller Suzana Mendoza on Wednesday, September 27 at the Chicago Laborers' District Council, where they both received a warm Laborers' welcome from well over 200 membe…
This is What We're Up Against...
September 21, 2017 - CLDC
West Virginia's Top Court Clears 'Right-to-Work' West Virginia's highest court ruled Friday that a judge made a mistake blocking the state's "right-to-work" law from taking effect after it was passed last year while the court challenge against it con…
Attack on Davis-Bacon Act Defeated in U.S. House
September 20, 2017 - CLDC
Attack on Davis-Bacon Act Defeated in U.S. House The U.S. House rejected amendments to the appropriations bill that would have slashed the wages of working Americans by rolling back Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage protections. Fifty-four Republicans …
Internal Documents Reveal Right-Wing Plan to Strike Public Unions With 'Mortal Blow' The goal: 'Defund and defang' unions to kill progressive political efforts nationwide
September 5, 2017 - CLDC
Internal Documents Reveal Right-Wing Plan to Strike Public Unions With 'Mortal Blow' The goal: 'Defund and defang' unions to kill progressive political efforts nationwide by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Published on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Com…
Why We Celebrate Labor Day
September 1, 2017 - CLDC
Watch a short video history of Labor Day here. The Origins of Labor DayBY NEWS DESK PBS Newshour A Labor Day parade on Main Street in Buffalo, New York, circa 1900. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress. Conceived by America’s labor unions …
How Today's Unions Help Working People
August 28, 2017 - CLDC
How Today's Unions Help Working People: Giving workers the power to improve their jobs and unrig the economy, by Josh Bivens et al. EPI August 24, 2017 Americans have always joined together—whether in parent teacher associations or local commun…
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…
One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S.
August 10, 2017 - CLDC
LIUNA Local 1001 members work one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. - collecting Chicago's garbage. In fact, garbage workers are far more likely to die on the job than police officers or professional firefighters. States Hope to Make One of the …
Walkout at UPS By Subcontractor's Janitorial Employees Enters Fifth Day
July 25, 2017 - CLDC
WALKOUT AT U.P.S. BY SUBCONTRACTOR’S JANITORIAL EMPLOYEES ENTERS FIFTH DAY About 60 employees of U.P.S. janitorial subcontractor Midway Building Services are on strike over pay and benefits at the U.P.S. Consolidated Hub facility in Hodgkins, I…
Chicagoland Area Laborers New Part Owners of Chicago Sun-Times
July 13, 2017 - CLDC
Chicagoland Area Laborers New Part Owners of Chicago Sun-Times Laborers represented by the LIUNA Chicago Laborers’ District Council are part of a group of investors who announced purchase of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, and the straig…