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IN MEMORIAM: St. Clair County Labor leader Denise E. Yunker, International...

Belleville – Longtime union seamstress and highly respected St. Clair County Labor leader Denise E. Yunker, 92, of Belleville, died Saturday May 2 at...

Illinois offering community based testing at Jackie Joyner Kersee Community Center

East St. Louis – Governor JB Pritzker has opened a Community Based Testing Site at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Community Center on Argonne Drive,...

Madison County ‘re-opening revolt’ fizzles

Labor leaders call out reckless effort as politics By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Edwardsville – Madison County Board members tried to speed up the state of Illinois’...

Illinois approves new Workers’ Compensation rule to protect essential workers

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Illinois’ new Workers’ Compensation rule protecting essential workers affected by COVID-19 is moving ahead despite drawing opposition from...

Pritzker seeks virus coverage for Medicaid; response fund created

Illinois is submitting two federal waivers for increased Medicaid flexibility that would ensure that eligible residents are covered if they are diagnosed with COVID-19,...

Pritzker praises Organized Labor, workers’ response to COVID-19 pandemic

Springfield, IL – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker expressed his gratitude to Organized Labor on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual...

Londrigan will carry Labor’s banner again in Illinois Congressional races

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Labor’s Democratic partners in southern Illinois will have work to do to reclaim any of the three Congressional districts that touch...

Pritzker: Fair budget plan needs Fair Tax to ease burden on...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his 2020 Budget Address last week to remind voters of the need for...

Illinois voters may decide on amendment to ban ‘right-to-work’

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Two Democratic lawmakers are proposing a state constitutional amendment to ban the phony “right-to-work” in Illinois. Local “right-to-work” laws...

Illinois’ cannabis workers vote to unionize with UFCW Local 881

Joliet, IL – Cannabis workers at Cresco Labs have voted to organize with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 881, making them the first...
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