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AFSCME endorses 4 Republicans

AFSCME Council 31 has endorsed four Republican candidates in the June 28 primary in Madison County races: Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser, Jeff Connor as...

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...

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 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...

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’...

Madison County high school students to receive construction skills training from...

Second program for Laborers aimed at introducing high school students to construction careers By ROBERT KELLY Madison County, IL — This fall, 15 students from high...

Preparations under way for Workers Memorial Day programs

Madison County Federation of Labor’s Workers Memorial will be April 28, St. Louis Labor Council’s Union Labor Mass will be May 5 Workers lost in...

Madison County’s newest judge comes from a union family

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Edwardsville, IL – Madison County’s newest associate judge is a strong supporter of Labor. Ron Foster, Jr., selected to replace Donald M. Flack,...

Early voting has started in Madison, St. Clair counties for Illinois’...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Early voting for the March 20 primary has begun in the Metro East’s two largest counties, Madison and St. Clair, and...

Santa will visit steelworkers’ kids Dec. 16

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Granite City – Holiday helping is gearing up in Madison County, where hundreds of steel workers remain laid off and...