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America's infrastructure $1.44 trillion short
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-infrastructure-idUSKCN0Y12K6
Union highway and bridge Laborers bolster the economy, University of Illinois study says
Union Laborers working on our infrastructure not only take home a good pay, their bolster their entire economy. https://ler.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MEPI-LEP-Policy-Brief-Midwest-Road-and-Bridge-Construction-Workers-FINAL.pdf
Work Zone Safety Week April 11

Here's articles from Peoria- area media on 2016's Work Zone Safety week efforts.

WEEK TV - http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Workzone-speed-limit-enforcement-just-got-tougher--375471481.html

WMBD - TV http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/work-zone-safety-week

WMBD- AM Radio http://www.1470wmbd.com/see-orange-slow-save-lives/

Bloomington Pantagraph http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/travel/in-the-zone-increased-road-work-yields-alert-to-motorists/article_08ef67bc-82ca-50e3-a204-263132364d4c.html

On April 15, LIUNA local union members and retirees are at the rest stops, reminding motorists to slow down in the work zone.

Doesn't Illinois have to live by its word?
If there is an on-the-job dispute, a good union member  reaches first for the contract.    “What does the contract say?” quickly decides what happens when labor and management disagree. But what if the court says you don’t have to live by the contract? On March 24, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on two labor questions. Read More...
Too many workers? build infrastructure
Maybe everyone is overcomplicating America's economic challenges today. Maybe there are no deep mysteries behind the slow growth, the stagnating incomes and the widespread economic anxieties that have given rise to populist movements on the left and the right. Maybe the problem is simple: too many workers. Read More...
LIUNA President O'Sullivan - Clinton right on natural gas policy
Washington, D.C. Read More...
New study shows prevailing wage has benefits, does not add costs
A new "Smart Cities" study shows that prevailing wage laws don't increase costs, but actually benefit communities.  Read the complete study at http://www.smartcitiesprevail.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/PW-national-impact-study-FINAL2.9.16.pdf
How the Friedrich case could decimate public employee unions
Here's a set of articles & links on this pending Supreme Court case. http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/18745/friedrichs-v-california-teachers-association-supreme-court-unions
LIUNA 393 on WCMY Radio, Ottawa IL

Here's an interview from January 4, 2016 with LIUNA Local 393's Victor Mancilla on WCMY, Ottawa, Illinois, as part of the Illinois Valley Labor-Management monthly program.

http://www.ottawaradio.net/pages/22334899.php

US Labor Secretary - Collective Bargaining is essential
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez had the following column in the Detroit Free Press,  In 2008, two of the Detroit Three automakers came to the federal government requesting a multibillion-dollar package to avoid bankruptcy and catastrophic job losses. But all three also needed their employees to buy into the changes necessary for survival. Read More...
Spending bill has labor friendly items
“Congress has displayed a great example of true bipartisanship…. Let’s hope this spirit of patriotic teamwork continues into the New Year. Read More...
LIUNA rallies for Clinton as she announces infrastructure plans
To unionized workers, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is one of their own. And so his endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday at a rally in his city’s historic Faneuil Hall served as a call to action for union members nationwide who are the foot soldiers of the Democratic Party. Read More...
LIUNA endorses Hillary Clinton for President
Washington, D.C. Read More...
"We build Iowa" video
Our Iowa LECET has put together a great video about LIUNA and what it has to offer in Iowa.  View it at https://vimeo.com/harbingeroutreach/review/143420714/f7c0e07ded
Working Women's Survey
The AFL-CIO is doing a survey of working women and their concerns, releasing the results during Women's History Month in March 2016.  To take the survey, go to https://aflcio.typeform.com/to/yaQqdV
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