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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
Illinois legislators call for special session to pass benefits extension for laid-off steel workers

Illinois legislators call for special session to pass benefits extension for laid-off steel workers

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Granite City, IL – Three Metro-East state legislators are calling on the Illinois governor and..

August 22, 2016 with 0 Comments
Illinois Legislature moves to protect prevailing wage

Illinois Legislature moves to protect prevailing wage

Bill is on governor’s desk Springfield, IL – The Illinois Legislature has approved legislation designed to strengthen the state’s..

June 13, 2016 with 0 Comments
Illinois Democrats seek to build on their advantage with labor-friendly candidates

Illinois Democrats seek to build on their advantage with labor-friendly candidates

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent With the Illinois primary now history, Democrats and their labor supporters are refocusing on their..

March 28, 2016 with 0 Comments
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