With the midterms behind us, we have Nov. 4, 2020, to look forward to—labor’s next morning after. On Nov. 5, 2008, we were euphoric and full of delusional hope over the imminent passage of the Employee Free Choice Act and the restoration of labor. On Nov. 9, 2016, we were paralyzed by despair and denial.
There was plenty of punditry plastered across cable news last week. But, as the dust settles, there is one story that has come to define this election: working people standing together to make a difference. The labor movement unleashed an unprecedented political program this year.
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce and the Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly will team up again for the 36th annual Christmas for Kids Party December 15, 10 a.m., at Bloomington High School cafeteria.
The annual event features games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a sing-a-long and a visit from Santa.
Boosting a historic night for labor-supported candidates, union members showed up by the thousands to volunteer for the Labor 2018 political outreach program – helping to win races throughout the state.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, the Bloomington-Normal YMCA honored Laborers Local 362, the Penn Family for their years of community service, producing a very touching video. This is a testament to all of McLean County organized labor.
NAFTA is a rigged game that has been decimating communities and pushing working people down the income ladder for a quarter century, and today’s announcement is another step in the continuing process of renegotiating NAFTA. Renegotiation is a mammoth undertaking.