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      The 37th annual Christmas for Kids Party, for low-income families, is Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. at Bloomington High School Cafeteria.  The Party features carnival games, arts and crafts, plus numerous other activities, completed with a sing-along.  Each child leaves with a grab-bag and a gift.  To register children 12 and under, send a request to  The Party is co-sponsored by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and the Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly.

      Multinational corporations based in Europe have accelerated their foreign direct investment in the Southern states of the United States in the past quarter-century. Some companies honor workers’ freedom of association, respect workers’ organizing rights and engage in good-faith collective bargaining when workers choose trade union representation.

      Download: Nov 2019.pdf

      Thanks to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois program, central Illinois construction workers should have a full plate of work in coming years.  Over the next six years, $23.5 billion will upgrade, maintain and preserve 4,212 road miles and 9.2 million square feet of bridge work.

      The U.S. tax system, once viewed as a model for sharing the nation's bounty, is today a "new engine of inequality," said Gabriel Zucman, one of the world's leading experts on the rising gap between rich and poor.

      How does a 50 percent pay cut feel? For construction workers that’s a very real threat, as the U.S. Department of Labor considers changing how it formulates Davis-Bacon prevailing wages. For background, the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act requires that any federally funded construction projects pay the “prevailing wage” for that county.

      Download: October 2019.pdf

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