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Short session for Illinois Legislature nets Labor wins in response to...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL — It was only a four-day session, haunted by the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Illinois AFL-CIO...

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...

ONE MAN’S VIEW: Your vote can have positive consequences, IF….

We hear the phrase often: “Your vote has consequences.” Most of the time it’s negative connotation referring to some terrible legislation passed by unthinking, unfeeling...

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...

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 capital-spending bill seeks to make up for a decade of...

Needed repairs and upgrades would put thousands to work BY CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Support is building in Springfield and throughout Illinois for a...

Labor-supporting bills surge forward in Illinois Legislature

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – The Labor Renaissance of 2019 continues at the Illinois State Capital with the new Labor-supporting governor joining with...

Bill to block local RTW zones advances in Illinois Senate

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Legislation that would prohibit local governments from restricting collective bargaining by creating phony local “right-to-work” zones is moving...

Pritzker signs $15 minimum wage into law

Youth and tipped worker wages going up, too By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Workers throughout Illinois cheered recently when Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the...

Illinois approves raising minimum wage to $15

Increase will be phased-in over six years By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – It was kind of predictable. The Illinois Legislature has approved the first increase...
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