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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)
O'Sullivan - let's pass the highway bill
Washington, D.C.
Illinois: on line voter registration available
You can now register to vote in Illinois on line - go to:
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.
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...
Who is behind the National Right to Work Committee
- by Jay Riestenberg and Mary Bottari As the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 session comes to a close, one of the major cases left for a decision is Harris vs. Quinn, which could affect millions of public sector workers in the United States. The case originates in Illinois, where home health care workers have been successfully organized by public sector unions. Read More...
Why is capital so much stronger than labor?
Thomas Piketty's analysis of inequality through the ages kicked off an important debate about the causes of and solutions to the problem of the increased concentration of wealth and income. Read More...
LiUNA 393 pioneer honored...
The relatives of a Marseilles legend in local union history gathered Saturday for a family reunion that included a special appearance from two relatives who traveled from Italy for the occasion. Read More...
LiUNA's O'Sullivan praises Obama infrastructure efforts
Washington, D.C.
Senate passes WRDA funding
(ENR)  The Senate overwhelmingly has approved a major new water-resources measure that would authorize more than $12 billion in new Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, launch a new federal loan program for Corps and Environmental Protection Agency projects and mandate faster Corps project reviews. Read More...
Video explaining right to work
Pope Francis calls for wealth redistribution
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis called on May 9 for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today. Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who are meeting in Rome this week. Read More...
The four biggest lies about income income inequality
Even though French economist Thomas Piketty has made an air-tight case that we’re heading toward levels of inequality not seen since the days of the nineteenth-century robber barons, right-wing conservatives haven’t stopped lying about what’s happening and what to do about it. Herewith, the four biggest right-wing lies about inequality, followed by the truth. Read More...
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