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IBEW Local 309 endorses Daiber, Smith in November election

Collinsville, IL – IBEW Local 309 has endorsed two Democrats in major Metro East races in the November election – Bob Daiber (left), candidate...

Labor-endorsed Daiber challenges Madison County Board Chair Prenzler to three public...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Alton, IL – Bob Daiber, the Labor-endorsed Democratic candidate for Madison County Board chairman, wants to know when the Republican incumbent,...

Illinois businesses, schools could be fined for COVID-19 violations

Springfield, IL – Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week announced new rules to fight the out-of-control COVID-19 pandemic, threatening businesses, schools and day cares with...

Operating Engineers 520 calls Rat Patrol on Don’s Asphalt at Laura...

Collinsville, IL – Members of Operating Engineers Local 520 called in the Rat Patrol on Thursday, July 9, at Laura Buick at 903 N....

Illinois minimum wage moves a step higher

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – By now, Illinois’ lowest-paid workers should be earning at least $10 an hour. The minimum wage was increased...

Illinois public works projects must hire Illinois residents to offset unemployment

Springfield, IL – At least 90 percent of hires for public works projects in Illinois must be Illinois residents, as of July 1, under...

Illinois expands workers comp for first responders, health care workers

Springfield, IL – Illinois Gov. J.R. Pritzker has signed into law a bill to expand worker’s compensation benefits for first responders, health care workers,...

Labor-endorsed candidate Bob Daiber calls out Prenzler’s phony tax cut referendum

Madison County tax vote won’t actually reduce taxes; county auditor agrees By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Edwardsville, IL – When is a tax cut not really a...

Phase 2 of I-255 improvements brings more union work, and more...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent For four months, Metro-East drivers have been putting up with the total closure of that area’s main north-south road, Interstate 255,...

Pritzker calls out Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric in response to racial unrest

Springfield, IL – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker called out President Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric in response to the nation’s racial unrest last week on...
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