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New bill in Illinois will require all employers to provide paid...

By ELIZABETH DONALD Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – A new bill that has passed both houses of the Illinois Legislature will require all employers to provide...

Illinois enacts new laws benefiting union members

By ELIZABETH DONALD Illinois Correspondent A new year always means new laws, and there are some changes in Illinois law that will be of particular interest...

New Year minimum wage hikes will boost consumer spending, strengthen economy

By TIM ROWDEN Editor-in-Chief More than 20 states, including Missouri and Illinois, will be raising their minimum wages to ring in the new year, according to...

More than 2,000 Missouri and Illinois transportation projects started in first...

By TIM ROWDEN Editor-in-Chief Missouri and Illinois secured funding for more than 2,000 transportation projects started in this, the first year of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment...

Mother Jones Museum looking for volunteers

The Friends of Mother Jones Museum, located in the Mt. Olive, Ill. City Hall building at 215 East Main St., is searching for volunteers...

State, business, Labor agreement eliminates Illinois’ unemployment insurance loan balance

By ELIZABETH DONALD Illinois Correspondent Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has brokered an agreement with business and Labor to eliminate the state’s unemployment insurance loan balance and...

Illinois workers, unions celebrate ‘historic’ passage of Workers’ Rights Amendment

‘Mother Jones is looking down, smiling;’ law stops phony ‘right-to-work (for less)’, guarantees right to collective bargaining By ED FINKELSTEIN Publisher Emeritus Illinois voters approved the historic...

Illinois candidates, union leaders push Workers’ Rights Amendment ahead of Tuesday’s...

By ELIZABETH DONALD Illinois Correspondent Crowds of union leaders, members and local residents greeted Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and most of the Democratic slate for tomorrow’s...

Workers’ Rights Amendment will protect the right to organize in the...

Amendment 1 requires 60 percent to pass; every vote counts By ELIZABETH DONALD Illinois Correspondent Illinois voters will soon decide whether the right to organize will be...

Illinois AFL-CIO November 2022 endorsements

Following are the Illinois AFL-CIO endorsements for the Nov. 8 general election. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk (*). BALLOT QUESTION Workers’ Rights Amendment YES (Top of...