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Crowe initiative would lower property taxes for working families

Springfield, IL – Working families in Illinois could get some relief from hefty property tax burdens. State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) has introduced...

Illinois plans for April re-opening

Springfield, IL – Illinois could move into a new phase of re-opening from COVID-19 restrictions soon under a new “framework” presented by Gov. J.B....

Madison County Federation of Labor welcomes new delegate

UTILITY WORKERS LOCAL 640 President Phil Green (right), was sworn-in as a delegate to the Madison County Federation of Labor by President B. Dean...

Madison County Federation of Labor will meet in-person Feb. 25 for...

East Alton, IL – The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor will resume in-person meetings – carefully – on Thursday, Feb. 25, just in...

Steelworker retirees lead cleanup of community garden, plan to provide fresh...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Granite City – Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) Chapter 7-34-2 hosted a community cleanup day here last month in the...

Steamfitters Local 439 swears in officers

Steamfitters Local 439 swore in officers at a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 20, at their headquarters in Caseyville Township. Herb Frohock, business manager of Plumbers...

Missouri’s minimum wage increases to $10.30; Illinois to $11

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, Missouri’s minimum wage rate increased 85 cents per hour to $10.30 from $9.45 in 2020, boosting the earnings of 200,000...

Metro-East trades creating library of videos on union trades careers for...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Belleville, IL – It seems like a lifetime ago that building trades unions and a regional development group in the Metro-East...

Illinois’ Madison County continues long trending swing toward GOP

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Edwardsville, IL – Unofficial results from the Nov. 3 election in Madison County were disappointing to Labor’s friends in the Democratic...

Illinois AFL-CIO COPE endorsements for the Nov. 3 general election

The following ballot propositions and Southern Illinois candidates have been endorsed by the Illinois AFL-CIO and the 12th Congressional District COPE committee in the...