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April 2019 Legislative Plans to Protect Rights and Create Jobs

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  • January IDOT Project Letting Includes Massive Road and Bridge Jobs

    On January 21, the Illinois Department of Transportation performed its first letting of the year, which included some very large road and bridge projects throughout Local 150’s jurisdiction within Illinois. The projects in IDOT lettings are funded largely by the …

  • Illinois Legislature Approves $5.3 Billion for 2011 Capital Projects

    The Illinois Senate and House of Representatives have both given approval to sell bonds to pay for this year’s capital project program. This will include $4.2 billion in general bonds and $1.1 billion in Build America bonds. Local 150 actively …

  • $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 …

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