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Misclassified workers harm economy
CHICAGO – Illinois employers wrongly classified nearly 20,000 of their workers as independent contractors rather than full-time employees in 2013, skipping out on more than $250 million in wages and contributions to funds that support laid-off and injured workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today. Read More...
LiUNA 393 sponsors hunter safety course
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/laborers-local-sponsors-hunter-safety-course/article_2e95d5b8-3555-541d-a06c-0e68f919e3ed.html
Tax dodger running for Illinois Governor
If you are not in the Chicago media market, you might not know much about Bruce Rauner, the Mitt Romney-like candidate for governor in Illinois, who is running ahead in the polls against Democratic Governor Pat Quinn. If Rauner wins, Illinois will have a lot more in common with its neighbor, Wisconsin. Politically, Rauner resembles union-basher and school privatizer Scott Walker. Read More...
Tax dodger running for Illinois Governor
If you are not in the Chicago media market, you might not know much about Bruce Rauner, the Mitt Romney-like candidate for governor in Illinois, who is running ahead in the polls against Democratic Governor Pat Quinn. If Rauner wins, Illinois will have a lot more in common with its neighbor, Wisconsin. Politically, Rauner resembles union-basher and school privatizer Scott Walker. Read More...
GOP plans offensive on labor
The Hill  8/6/2014   By Tim DeVaney GOP lawmakers are planning to attack the National Labor Relations Board if they take back the Senate this fall. Read More...
Why does Bruce Rauner want to be Scott Walker?
After winning the Governor’s seat in Wisconsin in 2010, Republican Scott Walker, with the support of the Republican Wisconsin legislature, comprehensively ripped up union contracts and cut pay for workers in Wisconsin. Read More...
Bruce Rauner is bad for Illinois
https://www.youtube.com/watch. Read More...
Mary Poppins needs a living wage!

Mary Poppins needs a living wage!

http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/07/24/funny-or-die?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-07-24

We can't just hit the snooze button - Secretary of Transportation
Almost since my first day as Secretary of Transportation, I have been ringing the alarm bell about the looming insolvency of the highway trust fund --the federal source that helps pay for our nation's highways and transit. Read More...
Central Illinois "gets schooled" with LiUNA bus

The Laborers' International Union's "get schooled" traveling school bus came to Ottawa and Normal Illinois on July 11-12.  Here's local news media coverage on the bus.

 WGLT-FM, Illinois State University (NPR affiliated) http://wglt.org/wireready/news/2014/07/01630_rd_fund_spot1_101122.shtml
O'Sullivan - let's pass the highway bill
Washington, D.C. Read More...
Illinois: on line voter registration available
You can now register to vote in Illinois on line - go to: https://ova.elections.il.gov/
LiUNA battered bus draws attention to failing infrastructure
The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) this week began its national bus tour promoting infrastructure investment. The tour, dubbed “Getting Schooled in Infrastructure,” is part of the union’s creative media campaign that was unveiled last month. The tour kicked off on Monday at the now-closed I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Del. Read More...
LiUNA praises passage of WRRDA bill
Washington, D.C. Read More...
Why we still can't afford to fix America's infrastructure
The United States has an infrastructure problem. Globally, the U.S. ranks 19th — behind Spain, Portugal and Oman — in the quality of its infrastructure, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.1 The American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), in its annual Infrastructure Report Card, gave the U.S. Read More...
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