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January 18, 2017
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GPS Training Class.
Laborers Red Cross blood drive.


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day greetings from General President O'Sullivan
Dear LIUNA Brothers and Sisters, This weekend as we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not only as an American hero, but also as a world hero who changed the course of history, it is also time to celebrate and rededicate ourselves to the movement he helped launch.   To this day, the civil rights and social justice movement that Dr. Read More...
Workers' Comp is more than a scapegoat
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act is every Republican’s favorite scapegoat.  Governor Bruce Rauner is no different, but he has taken it to another level. Read More...
We are Illinois' Laborers
We are Illinois' Laborers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXcPVi6VjVg
Peoria LIUNA 165 aids jilted workers

A California contractor was not completely paying non-union workers at a Peoria hotel remodeling.  Laborers Local 165 and the Foundation for Fair Contracting intervened and now there's a brighter holiday and back wages for those workers.

Here's some news stories:

Peoria Journal- Star

http://www.pjstar.com/news/20161222/settlement-aids-former-employees-of-ex-contractor-on-four-points-sheraton-renovations

Peoria WCBU Public Radio:

http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/labor-union-defends-non-union-workers

Workers' Independent News http://laborradio.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_subarticle.cfm&subHomeID=103057&topHomeID=624994&page=Daily20Newscasts&link_id=9&can_id=c59f57c7b6e07886af0eec16abc6a340&source=email-year-two-of-illinois-held-hostage-gov-rauners-anti-worker-agenda-laborers-union-recovers-stolen-wages-for-non-union-workers&email_referrer=year-two-of-illinois-held-hostage-gov-rauners-anti-worker-agenda-laborers-union-recovers-stolen-wages-for-non-union-workers&email_subject=year-two-of-illinois-held-hostage-gov-rauners-anti-worker-agenda-laborers-union-recovers-stolen-wages-for-non-union-workers

WEEK-TV http://www.week.com/story/34122324/workers-paid-back-wages-by-contractor-on-four-points-hotel-project

WMBD-TV http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/workers-reach-settlement-with-contractor/630248401

LIUNA sponsored Des Moines Lincoln HS program qualifies as pre-apprenticeship
The Office of Apprenticeship is pleased to announce Lincoln High School located in Des Moines, IA has a recognized Quality Pre-apprenticeship program.   This opportunity allows students to participate using Nationally ANSI certified ACE Accredited curriculum established by the National Laborers Training & Education Fund during high school beginning in their sophomore year. Read More...
LIUNA GP O'Sullivan - Dakota pipeline decision "gutless"
Administration Decision on Dakota Access: Short-Sighted, Gutless, and Irresponsible Decision that Prolongs Conflict, Threatens All Infrastructure Development Washington, D.C. Read More...
Will Trump create infrastructure boom?
The energy industry and labor movement don’t often agree on much, but after one of the most contentious elections in memory, a group of experts from both sides found that they can unify around one thing: infrastructure. Throughout the 2016 campaign, infrastructure expansion was perhaps the only policy issue with bipartisan support. Read More...
Rebuild our waterways
A new commercial from the Waterways Council https://vimeo.com/192014152
LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan election reaction
LIUNA 2016 Election Efforts Second to None A Message from General President Terry O’Sullivan The surprising and disappointing results of last night’s election are a wake-up call to Washington and quite frankly to the country. Read More...
Something instead of the rat
THE ISSUE: Volunteer work by local unions OUR VIEW: Community spirit deserves recognition Most folks are well aware of the huge, inflated rat used by building trades to identify non-union projects.  Whether you feel that’s a valid concept, you have to agree it is an attention-getter. Read More...
Water, jobs, Justice -- an urgent concern
During this year’s election, both major party candidates have discussed the need for massive infrastructure investments to upgrade everything from our highways and bridges to our airports. Unfortunately, there has been little conversation highlighting our nation’s urgent need to upgrade our aging drinking water and wastewater systems. Read More...
AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch underestimates CEO-worker pay discrepancy
According to an article in the Sept. 15 Atlantic, the CEO vs. average worker is more like 949 times greater, not 373 times greater, as the AFL-CIO estimates...  Here's the Atlantic article: Corporate Executives Are Making Way More Money Than Anybody Reports There are two methods for measuring compensation. One appears everywhere. The other is correct. Read More...
LIUNA General President on Dakota Access Pipeline protests
Washington, D.C. Read More...
Illinois prevailing wages reflect local markets, new study finds
Some critics say that construction prevailing wage laws drive up costs, but a new study finds that those rates are market appropriate in Illinois. https://illinoisupdate.com/2016/08/29/prevailing-wage-is-the-local-market-rate-in-illinois/
Prevailing wage works - A Winnebago County case study
A study of Winnebago County shows that prevailing wages work for the community and for Laborers.  https://illinoisupdate.com/2016/07/27/five-reasons-winnebago-county-needs-prevailing-wage/
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