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Pritzker cites union apprenticeships, southern Illinois in State of the State...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield IL – Illinois union workers and southern Illinois figured prominently as Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an upbeat State of the...

Illinois’ property tax task force will have Metro-East contingent

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Working people in Illinois are watching to see what becomes of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed constitutional amendment to replace...

Pritzker joins Simmonses to launch a big Alton development

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Alton, IL – Successful attorney and longtime Labor supporter John Simmons and his wife Jayne recently launched AltonWorks, a $75 million...

Union miners named to Illinois State Mining Board

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has appointed three veteran miners to the State Mining Board, which issues safety rules and regulations...

Illinois Legislature approves barrage of new Labor laws

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – The highlights of the Illinois Legislature’s historic spring 2019 session have been well-reported and documented, but less attention has...

AFSCME Council 31 ratifies new contract with Illinois

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – AFSCME Council 31, Illinois’ largest public Labor union has ratified a new contract with the state, the first...

Illinois voters will decide on income tax change

Under Fair Tax amendment, wealthiest would pay a greater share By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Illinois voters will decide next year if the state will...

AFSCME Council 31 reaches tentative contract with Pritzker

BY CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – AFSCME Council 31, the largest union of Illinois state employees, reached a tentative agreement for a new contract...

Pritzker’s Labor-endorsed fair tax plan moves toward a vote

Other Labor bills advance to the governor By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed constitutional amendment to move Illinois from its current,...

Illinois AFL-CIO, AFSCME endorse Pritzker’s Fair Tax plan

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Would boost taxes on rich, cut middle-class taxes Springfield, IL – The Illinois AFL-CIO and AFSCME have endorsed Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...
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