President's Corner


January 2021 Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Jim Sweeney Announces Pension Improvements at General Membership Meeting

At the General Membership Meeting on July 16th, President-Business Manager Sweeney provided updates on union business and the status of the benefit funds, and also announced ...

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Breaking News

  • Scabby Wins Again! NLRB Dismisses Lawsuit Threatening Use of Inflatable Rats

    Wednesday afternoon, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a 3-1 decision dismissing the Lippert Components lawsuit that sought to limit unions’ use of “Scabby the Rat” and other inflatables in labor disputes. The case initiated over the International Union of Operating …

  • Ratification Meeting Scheduled for District 1-2-3 Heavy-Highway/Underground and Building Agreements

    Local 150 reached tentative agreements on the District 1-2-3 Heavy-Highway/Underground and Building Agreements with MARBA, Excavators Inc., CAICA, and the Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties. A ratification meeting has been scheduled at the following time: Sunday, June 139:00 …

  • Workers’ Rights Amendment – a Ban on “Right-to-Work”- Approved for 2022 General Election Ballot

    In the fall of 2022, Illinois voters will have an opportunity to vote for a constitutional ban on “right-to-work” laws in the state. On Wednesday afternoon, the Illinois House of Representatives passed the Workers’ Rights Amendment with bipartisan support, following …