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August 2018 State of our Union is Strong

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  • District 4 Members Ratify Heavy Highway and Building Agreements

    At a ratification meeting held on May 17th at the District 4 Hall in Rockford, nearly 100 members unanimously voted to accept a four-year agreement with the Northern Illinois Contractors Association. These contracts cover both heavy-highway and building work. In …

  • Anti-Union Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita Loses Bid for U.S. Senate Seat

    In Indiana’s May 8th Primary, anti-union Congressman Todd Rokita lost his bid for the Republican nomination in November’s Senate Election. He was defeated by businessman Mike Braun, who will now face Democrat Joe Donnelly in the General Election. Todd Rokita …

  • Under New Leadership, Labor Board Shifts Preference to Employers

      The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency with the power to protect employees’ right to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency can also prevent and remedy unfair …

  • TODAY IS MAY DAY!

    May Day is a day to celebrate the working class and recall the many decades of struggle for workers’ rights. A struggle which, as unions know, has not ceased. Around the world, May Day has come to be known as …

  • ILEPI’s Craighead: Doing Nothing on Infrastructure Hasn’t Worked

    From the Springfield State Journal Register: There’s a high cost to kicking the can down the road — well over $40 billion to be more precise. That’s how much it will cost over the next decade to bring Illinois crumbling …

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