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Fix the roads says LIUNA President O'Sullivan
May 18, 2015
Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2015) – At a news conference with elected officials, business leaders and infrastructure advocates, Terry O’Sullivan, the General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), called on Congress to quickly develop a long-term solution for America’s deteriorating roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.
Univ of IL: Local "right to work" (for less) laws will hurt Illinois economy
Apr 09, 2015
Efforts to create local “right-to-work” zones would have negative impacts on workers and the economy in Illinois, according to a new report released today by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Happy Labor Day, lousy wage jobs are back
Aug 27, 2013
The good news this Labor Day: Jobs are returning. The bad news this Labor Day: Most of them pay lousy wages and low if non-existent benefits. The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession.
The "mean team" piles on unemployed workers
Jul 12, 2013

When Captalists Cared
Sep 06, 2012
IN the rancorous debate over how to get the sluggish economy moving, we have forgotten the wisdom of Henry Ford. In 1914, not long after the Ford Motor Company came out with the Model T, Ford made the startling announcement that he would pay his workers the unheard-of wage of $5 a day.
What would America be like without unions?
Jun 13, 2012
Are American unions history? In the wake of labor’s defeated effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) last week, both pro- and anti-union pundits have opined that unions are in an all-but-irreversible decline. Privately, a number of my friends and acquaintances in the labor movement have voiced similar sentiments.
An Economic Recovery that leaves workers behind
Apr 13, 2012
Why is this recovery different from all other recoveries? Many of the reasons are widely known: Rebounding from a financial crisis takes an excruciatingly long time; the huge decline in housing values has reduced Americans’ purchasing power; large corporations are making do with fewer employees — at least, in this country.
Illinois workers marching against Govs Walker & Daniels
Apr 06, 2012
Illinois unions are rallying against two Republican Governors from adjoining states, who are speaking in Illinois on April 17 and 19. On April 17, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who led the legislative fight to cut public employee collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin, is the guest speaker for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative day in Springfield.
Why "right to work" laws harm workers
Mar 28, 2012
Here's a comprehensive piece from American Rights at Work, about the pitfalls for workers with so-called "right to work (for less)" laws.  http://www.wrongforeveryone.
In his own words: Romney on unions & jobs
Feb 16, 2012
Here's a set of Mitt Romney statements on unions & jobs, appropriately fact-checked.
Attorney General Madigan wins $2.2M in wage claims for workers
Feb 07, 2012
Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that over the last two years, her office has collected nearly $2.2 million in wages and benefits owed to Illinois workers. “The law requires that Illinoisans must be compensated for work they perform, but too often employers shirk the law and don't pay wages that workers have earned,” said Madigan.

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