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July 2019 Illinois Passes Largest Infrastructure Bill in State History

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  • President-Business Manager James Sweeney Nominated to Illinois Tollway’s Board of Directors

    From the Chicago Tribune: James Sweeney, president and business manager of the politically influential International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, was returned to a post on the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board on Thursday by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker. …

  • Chicago Municipal Endorsements – “Anybody but Daley”

    The Chicago Municipal Election is coming up on February 26th, and Local 150 has released candidates for various offices in this election. While we have remained neutral in the mayoral, we are urging members not to vote for Bill Daley, …

  • Indiana House of Representatives Passes HB1660, Weakening Workforce Training

    Earlier this week, we alerted members that Indiana’s House of Representatives was moving on a bill that would loosen requirements for skill training to participate in public design-build projects. Almost 800 of our members reached out to their state representatives …

  • Federal Judge Gives Local 150’s Anti-Free-Rider Lawsuit the Go-Ahead

    On Wednesday, February 6, Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman issued an opinion allowing Local 150’s Sweeney vs. Madigan to move forward, rejecting the Illinois Attorney General’s motion to dismiss. This lawsuit seeks to remove the statutory obligation for unions to provide services …

  • Local 150 Offices to Close on January 30-31

    Due to the dangerously low temperatures being forecasted on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30 and THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, all Local 150 offices, the Midwest Operating Engineers Fringe Benefit offices, the Coalition of Union Labor Credit Union, and the Training Center will be …

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