What Are Right-to-Work Laws?
June 15, 2017 - CLDC
What Are Right-to-Work Laws? “Right to work” is the name for a policy designed to take away rights from working people. Backers of right to work laws claim that these laws protect workers against being forced to join a union. The reality …
The Legislative Attack on American Wages and Labor Standards
June 8, 2017 - CLDC
One of Gov. Rauner's first executive actions in 2015 was to overturn many of Gov. Quinn's executive orders protecting workers and wage standards including one that encouraged state agencies to use PLAs (project labor agreements). Gov. Rauner has also…
Illinois Lawmakers Pass Workers' Compensation Reform
May 30, 2017 - CLDC
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Senate Democrats made good Friday on their pledge to pick apart the workers' compensation system at the behest of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, but the measures they approved brought only derision from the GOP.
Right-to-Work 101: Why These Laws Hurt Our Economy, Our Society, and Our Democracy
May 25, 2017 - CLDC
Since his election over two years ago, Governor Bruce Rauner has refused to sign any budget unless the legislature gives into a list of demands he has made for several non-budgetary "reforms" that he claims will spur business development and job grow…
Most Voters Support Prevailing Wage on Public Infrastructure Projects
May 18, 2017 - CLDC
Washington, D.C: A new national survey shows that strong majorities of Democrats and Republicans each oppose the elimination of prevailing wage laws...
Chicago Laborers’ District Council Endorses JB Pritzker for Democratic Nominee for Illinois Governor
May 17, 2017 - CLDC
Chicago Laborers’ District Council Endorses JB Pritzker for Democratic Nominee for Illinois Governor Chicago, May 3, 2017 – The Chicago Laborers’ District Council, LIUNA today endorsed JB Pritzker for Democratic nominee for Illinois…
Laborers' Celebrate International Workers' Day in Chicago
May 3, 2017 - CLDC
Members of Locals from all around the Chicago Laborers' District Council joined 20,000 workers and activists in commemorating International Workers' Day on May 1 in Chicago. The day's festivities began with a rally at Union Park followed by a march t…
LIUNA Chicago Supports Elgin-O'Hare Western Access
April 18, 2017 - CLDC
Rauner Fundraisers Draw Protests Across the State
April 12, 2017 - CLDC
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s statewide political fundraising tour has drawn some uninvited guests: protesters.In the last month, events headlined by the governor in Crystal Lake, Chicago, East Peoria, and Alton have drawn protesters from labor organizat…
2016 4th Quarter SIP Award Winners
February 4, 2017 - LECET
Congratulations to the 2016 fourth quarter Safety Incentive Program award winners! SIP award winners demonstrate safe practices in the workplace and have shown initiative toward encouraging safety among their peers. Award winners earn a $250 Home Dep…