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Victory! – House passes $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

Washington – The bipartisan infrastructure bill – the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – was signed by President Biden on Nov. 15. The bill will...

New Illinois legislative map leaves Labor-friendly reps. and senators in relatively...

Redistricting plan by court was not the one approved by Legislature, signed by Pritzker By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Illinois politics was thrown into confusion last week...

JFK Dinner brings Labor and Democrats together

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Alton, IL – The importance of the Labor Movement and the Democratic Party to each other was a main theme Saturday,...

Teachers unions intervene in lawsuit; support vaccinations

Edwardsville – Teachers unions in Madison County have filed to intervene in a lawsuit intended to allow school district employees to avoid the state...

Miners’ history should take center stage in southwestern Illinois

By ROBERT KELLY Correspondent Mt. Olive, IL – Communities in southwestern Illinois must continue to cultivate their vital role in the history of the Labor Movement and...

Hoffman: How the historic energy bill happened

Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea), has been the most faithful and productive supporter of working people and unions in the Illinois Legislature for years now,...

Boeing to build drones in St. Clair County

Hundreds of jobs in the works By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Mascoutah, IL – MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, just east of Belleville in St. Clair County, is...

Williams Jr., S. Illinois’ Gregg Smith to lead Painters

Hanover, MD (PAI) – Jimmy Williams Jr., the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades’ (IUPAT) organizing director and general vice president, has succeeded...

Sheet Metal Workers Local 268 SMART ARMY, Insulators Local 1 volunteers...

SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 268 volunteers and some of the union’s contractors helped install HVAC for O’Fallon Area Habitat for Humanity’s newest home in...

Annual Alton “Miles For Meso” registration open for Sept. 25 5K...

13th annual race returns in 2021 also as virtual event Registration is now open to participate in the 13th annual “Miles for Meso” race Saturday,...