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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…
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 …