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Heavy Lifters

A union’s greatest source of strength is the activism of its members. Whether it is in support of new jobs or in opposition to anti-union politicians, our ability to stand together makes the difference between winning and losing.

What is a Heavy Lifter?

The Heavy Lifters is a group of active members who participate in election campaigns, speak at public hearings, or contact fellow members about important issues facing the union. The group was created in 2010 to fight back against a political candidate who was determined to pass a “right to work” law in Illinois. By setting phone banks, attending rallies, and spreading the word to other members, this group was able to make a difference in the election.