Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly
2020 Candidate questionnaire responses
The Trades and Labor plus the Livingston & McLean Counties Building & Trades Council have made endorsements - all endorsed candidates are so marked.
Because of COVID, the Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly is not hosting a 2020 Labor Day Parade. This chosen theme was “150 Years of Struggle: Your Right to Vote.” The parade was to highlight the 150th anniversary of the 15th Constitutional Amendment, which extended voting rights to African-American males in 1870, and the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote. This video includes rank and file union members from LIUNA Local 362, UA Local 99, Carpenters Local 237, AFSCME 699, IATSE Local 193, IBEW Local 197 and Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers - Grain Millers Local 342, sharing why they think the right to vote is important.
The scourge of violence against Black people in America has reached a tipping point, and it is critical that federal, state, local officials and all of us take comprehensive action to redesign policing and address longstanding structural racism. Union members live and work in every state and in every community, so when police abuse occurs, it happens in our backyards and to our families.
Illinois Sportswoman Aims Crossbow at Trophy Wyoming Whitetail on Brotherhood Outdoors TV
Normal, IL. —Mandy Jo Ganieany, a union organizer from Normal, Ill., heads to Northeast Wyoming’s cattle country for her first-ever crossbow hunt for a trophy whitetail on the next episode of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Brotherhood Outdoors TV series.
NORMAL July 6 — Union members protesting at Uptown Circle on Monday called for the town's tax incentive packages to include a requirement to hire local workers when possible.
Specifically, they were critical of the town's agreement with Rivian.
America is suffering under the crushing weight of three crises, which are a public health pandemic, an economic free fall, and structural racism. They are knotted together in that untangling one depends on how we untangle the others. For instance, structural racism is deeply ingrained in the share of black workers unemployed and dying from the coronavirus.