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September 2018 Attempts to Divide Us Have Made Us Stronger

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  • $3 billion clean energy plant approved for Chicago’s south side

    In the waning days of the lame-duck legislative session, members of the Illinois House and Senate approved a plan to construct Leucadia’s $3 billion coal gasification plant in south Chicago. The plant, to be constructed on the site of the …

  • Industry Scholarships Available!

    ​Several construction industry associations have announced their annual scholarship programs for the year. Requirements and application processes vary by organization, so please read the applications carefully to ensure that you complete them correctly. Chicago Federation of Labor William Lee Scholarship …

  • Project Labor Agreements Under Attack in Indiana – Member Action Requested!

    One of the most concerning pieces of legislation threatened by anti-labor Republicans in Indiana during last fall’s campaign was a law banning the use of Project Labor Agreements. True to their word, lawmakers introduced this legislation, in the form of Senate Bill 333. PLA’s encourage …

  • Work Resumes on Wacker Drive

    The year kicked off quickly downtown, with Phase 2 of the Wacker Drive Reconstruction starting on January 3rd. The second of five phases will shut down Upper Wacker Drive between Lake Street and Michigan Avenue as well as Randolph Street and …

  • Colossal Swing Span Replacement Successful in District 8

    One of the largest projects in the region for members in District 8 has been the $75 million replacement of a swing span bridge on the BNSF railroad over the Mississippi River. Members working for Ames Construction and DCCi had …

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