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Kentucky is Rauner's model
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner may be looking to the Bluegrass State for inspiration when it comes to bringing right-to-work laws to Illinois. In Kentucky, where attempts to put a statewide law on the books have stalled, counties have taken the lead in recent weeks by moving forward with their own anti-union laws. Read More...
What Governor Rauner does not understand
A radio commentary on WJBC-AM on Illinois Governor Rauner's localized "right to work for less" proposal. http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php. Read More...
LiUNA's Terry O'Sullivan on Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, a leader who has great significance to America and the world, but particularly to LIUNA. Dr. King waged a heroic battle for equality among all men and women. In LIUNA, we strive for justice, for honor and for strength, but when all are not treated as equals, there can be no justice. Without equality, our honor and strength is undermined. The legacy of Dr. Read More...
Top 5 labor stories of 2014
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 10:17 By John Logan, Truthout | Op-Ed   Walmart employees picket outside of the Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California on November 6, 2013. The employees accuse Walmart of continued unlawful retaliation against workers who speak out for change at the company. Read More...
Messing with pensions: why workers can't trust Congress
Washington, D.C. Read More...
Pope Francis: Don't buy slave labor products
VATICAN CITY – As the January sales season nears in the West, Pope Francis will call on shoppers not to buy products which may have been made by modern-day slaves – whatever the savings. Read More...
Obama's immigration plan will help undocumented construction workers
Construction in Manhattan is a dangerous line of work. Read More...
President Obama says U.S. infrastructure embarrassing
President Obama told corporate leaders Wednesday he was embarrassed by U.S. infrastructure that was "falling behind" countries like China who spent aggressively on construction projects. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. Read More...
Forbes - Capitalism's magazine says raise gas taxes
Let’s see if I have this right: Congress needs to finance highway and transit projects but can’t agree on how. The traditional revenue source is the gasoline tax. Gas prices are at their lowest levels in years and dropping. Consumers would barely notice if they had to pay a bit more now at the pump. And it might eventually mean less time sitting in traffic. Read More...
Raise the wage: a commentary on the Illinois ballot referendum
A WJBC-AM radio commentary on Illinois' minimum wage ballot referendum.  http://www.wjbc.com/common/page.php?pt=WJBC+Forum%3A+Time+to+change+the+minimum+wage&id=163661&is_corp=0
Normal IL depot project spurred economic recovery
The building of Normal, Illinois’ Uptown Station created 140,000 hours of work for construction workers in at least 13 different crafts, who were then suffering the highest unemployment rates of their careers. The station connects Amtrak, local transit, intercity buses, bicycling, autos and pedestrians. Read More...
White House friendly to unions?
For most of President Obama’s tenure, the White House and the nation’s labor movement have been anything but best friends. Unions were disappointed when the White House refused to restructure banks during the financial crisis. They were exasperated by its unwillingness to protect union members’ gold-plated health care plans in the Affordable Care Act. Read More...
LiUNA Local 32 featured on local TV

LiUNA Local 32 (Winnebago and DeKalb counties) was recently featured positively in local news coverage.

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Groundbreaking-for-New-AAR-Maintenance-Hangar-279505462.html

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/NWIBT-Shows-Support-for-New-Rockford-Schools-279865082.html

Laborers mourn David Penn, union & community activist
BLOOMINGTON — A longtime labor and community volunteer was remembered Tuesday as a man who always gave back to the community. David Penn, 64, of Bloomington died Tuesday at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal after a long illness. Read More...
Construction wage theft rampant
The McClatchy newspaper chain recently ran an excellent series of articles about wage theft and misclassification of workers.  Read the complete series at http://www.mcclatchydc.com/static/features/Contract-to-cheat/
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