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      With a theme of “Protect your Paycheck: Vote!” McLean County’s Labor Day Parade, Bloomington’s largest, will march at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 5, from downtown Bloomington to Miller Park.
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      Download: 2016 LaborDayParadeRegistrationForm.pdf

      Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s choice for his running mate on the Republican ticket, has a long anti-labor record, from denouncing minimum-wage increases to putting his own money into a campaign to cut construction workers’ pay. “He’s just an anti-worker candidate,” says Indiana AFL-CIO President Brett Voorhies.
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      Washington, DC, June 16, 2016 – The General Board of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, democratic process initiated a year ago to capture the interests of the working people the federation represents.
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      Union Motorcycle “Solidarity” Ride, August 27. Begins at IBEW 197 Hall at 2407 Beich Road, Bloomington.  Wear your union shirt and meet and support fellow union members.  Circle ride to Minier, Delavan, Tremont, Eureka and Hudson.  To register or for more information, contact Jason Bills at BC&T-GM Local 342, 309-531-2822, billzhd75@gmail.com

      It’s not Democratic rhetoric, but the very conservative folks who watch the bond market say -- Trump would be a disaster for the U.S. Economy.  Donald Trump’s presidency would “significantly” weaken the country, driving the U.S. into a “lengthy recession” with nearly 3.
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      Retired 26-year Normal fire fighter, 38-year local union 2442 member,  Jim Schrepfer won the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Mike Lass Award, named for the union organizer instrumental in organizing Illinois fire fighters.
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      According to the AFL-CIO Executive Pay Watch charts, the average CEO of an Illinois corporation makes 289 times more than the average Illinois worker.   The average Illinois worker makes $46,338 annually.  The average Illinois CEO makes $13 million-plus annually.
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      Labor Day Parade march September 5

      With a theme of “Protect your Paycheck: Vote!” McLean County’s Labor Day Parade, Bloomington’s largest, will march at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 5, from downtown Bloomington to Miller Park.
      Read More...
      Download: 2016 LaborDayParadeRegistrationForm.pdf

      Trump's VP pick Pence has long anti-union record

      Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s choice for his running mate on the Republican ticket, has a long anti-labor record, from denouncing minimum-wage increases to putting his own money into a campaign to cut construction workers’ pay. “He’s just an anti-worker candidate,” says Indiana AFL-CIO President Brett Voorhies.
      Read More...

      AFL-CIO endorses Hillary Clinton

      Washington, DC, June 16, 2016 – The General Board of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, democratic process initiated a year ago to capture the interests of the working people the federation represents.
      Read More...

      Union motorcycle ride August 27

      Union Motorcycle “Solidarity” Ride, August 27. Begins at IBEW 197 Hall at 2407 Beich Road, Bloomington.  Wear your union shirt and meet and support fellow union members.  Circle ride to Minier, Delavan, Tremont, Eureka and Hudson.  To register or for more information, contact Jason Bills at BC&T-GM Local 342, 309-531-2822, billzhd75@gmail.

      Trump would significantly weaken the US economy

      It’s not Democratic rhetoric, but the very conservative folks who watch the bond market say -- Trump would be a disaster for the U.S. Economy.  Donald Trump’s presidency would “significantly” weaken the country, driving the U.S. into a “lengthy recession” with nearly 3.
      Read More...

      Schrepfer wins Fire Fighter award

      Retired 26-year Normal fire fighter, 38-year local union 2442 member,  Jim Schrepfer won the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Mike Lass Award, named for the union organizer instrumental in organizing Illinois fire fighters.
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      Illinois CEOs make 289 times the average worker

      According to the AFL-CIO Executive Pay Watch charts, the average CEO of an Illinois corporation makes 289 times more than the average Illinois worker.   The average Illinois worker makes $46,338 annually.  The average Illinois CEO makes $13 million-plus annually.
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