The Trump Administration’s Department of Labor is proposing an expansion of apprenticeship programs that could undermine long-established joint labor-management union efforts.
In attemping to expand apprenticeship to other industries, originally the U.S.
Marking Labor Day's 125th anniversary as a federal holiday, Bloomington's Labor Day Parade will march at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 2.
Attached is a registration form for those wishing to join the parade.
The parade features the Illinois State University Big Red Marching Machine, local union marchers, high school bands, community groups and local businesses.
After ten years with no action, the Illinois State House and Senate came together shortly after their scheduled adjournment to pass a $45 billion construction bill, awaiting signature by Governor J.B. Pritzker.
“Rebuild Illinois” is the largest construction program in state history.
Bulletpoint No. 1: The union vote could be key in both the primary and the general election
In 2016, unionized workers were essential in helping Hillary Clinton maintain her lead over Bernie Sanders. Although a handful of major unions endorsed Sanders, most of the biggest ones — including the NEA, the SEIU, AFSCME, UFCW and the UAW — endorsed Clinton.
For more than a quarter century, the American labor movement has been struggling to convince Democrats of the value of unions and the crucial role they play in the struggle for social and economic justice.