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$15 minimum wage passes Illinois House Labor Committee

$15 minimum wage passes Illinois House Labor Committee

Illinois State Representative Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) led the charge for a $15 minimum wage in Illinois on April 5. HB 198 passed 17-6 in..

April 17, 2017 with 0 Comments
Illinois RTW, anti-worker bills blocked

Illinois RTW, anti-worker bills blocked

  By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – What a difference a state line can make. In Missouri, the Republican-ruled..

March 20, 2017 with 0 Comments
Teachers union, school district team up for full funding

Teachers union, school district team up for full funding

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent  East St. Louis – It’s not every day when you see the top administrator shaking hands with the..

January 30, 2017 with 0 Comments
Labor out-shouts Rauner’s rally on opening day

Labor out-shouts Rauner’s rally on opening day

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Opening day of the Illinois Legislature is sometimes a day of high hopes and..

January 23, 2017 with 0 Comments
Steelworkers’ benefit extension signed into law

Steelworkers’ benefit extension signed into law

Granite City, IL ­– Laid-off steel workers will get a new round of unemployment benefits with the signing of a bill sponsored by..

December 19, 2016 with 0 Comments
Steel workers’ unemployment bill sent to governor

Steel workers’ unemployment bill sent to governor

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent  Granite City – The legislation that laid-off workers of Granite City Steel have been waiting for..

December 11, 2016 with 0 Comments
First big override fails in Illinois House

First big override fails in Illinois House

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Before Thanksgiving, as the Illinois Senate was busy overriding vetos made by Gov...

December 11, 2016 with 0 Comments
Miners’ health bill stalls while Peabody money is handed out

Miners’ health bill stalls while Peabody money is handed out

  By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Retired coal miners head into the holidays still waiting for Congress to act on legislation..

December 11, 2016 with 0 Comments
Illinois power workers caught in legislative dilemma

Illinois power workers caught in legislative dilemma

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Complicated legislative negotiations in Springfield could help determine whether workers at downstate..

December 5, 2016 with 0 Comments
Prevailing wage, health and child care, voter registration bills lead veto parade in Illinois Legislature

Prevailing wage, health and child care, voter registration bills lead veto parade in Illinois Legislature

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – When the Illinois Legislature reconvenes after a general election, it is known as..

November 28, 2016 with 0 Comments
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