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June 2019 Worth Fighting For

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  • Indiana’s Right-to-Work Upheld in Supreme Court

    Today, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled against Local 150 in its challenge of Indiana’s “right to work” law. The ruling centered around the Court’s assertion that unions can choose not to represent non-members, which is false. President James M. Sweeney …

  • Illinois Passes $1.1 Billion Capital Plan

    As Illinois’ legislative session drew to a close early Saturday morning, Senators voted to approve a $1.1 billion capital spending plan focused on roads and bridges. One billion dollars will be focused on “shovel ready” projects already within the Illinois …

  • Governor Quinn Announces $14 Billion Transportation Plan

    ​On Wednesday, April 9th, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn unveiled details of Illinois’ $14 billion, five-year transportation funding plan. While this plan will offer more than $8 billion in funding dedicated to roads and bridges, Quinn used the opportunity to highlight …

  • Illinois Tollway Announces $1.4 Billion of Work in 2014

    On March 21, Local 150 President-Business Manager James Sweeney joined Governor Pat Quinn, Tollway Executive Director Kristy Lafleur, and other industry representatives to announce the Tollway’s $1.4 billion capital plan for 2014. The plan includes funding for improvements as well …

  • Bruce Rauner Backs Right-to-Work at County Level

    ​ Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner has long supported the adoption of a so-called “Right to Work” law in Illinois, and he has made it a central talking point of his campaign. He has recently pushed for county governments to …

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