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Southwestern Illinois Building Trades Council endorses Cates for state Supreme Court

Collinsville, IL – Illinois 5th District Appellate Judge Judy Cates (center), now a candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court, was endorsed by the Southwestern...

Fairview Heights TGI Fridays removed from Do Not Patronize list

The Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council has removed TGI Fridays restaurant in Fairview Heights from the Council’s Do Not Patronize list, at...

Ron Kaempfe retiring from Local 520, exiting Southwestern Illinois Building and...

Collinsville, IL– The Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council will be getting a new president with the departure of Ron Kaempfe, who is also...

Metro East election rally set for Sept. 15

Collinsville, IL – Metro-East unions will hold a major election rally here on Sept. 15 to support Labor-backed candidates in the Nov. 7 election. Talks...

Dale Stewart retiring as secretary-treasurer of the Southwestern Illinois Building &...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Collinsville – Dale Stewart has seen the building trades workers of the Metro East through good times and bad, busts and...

Rodney Davis is no friend of workers, challenger Londrigan says

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Collinsville – A leading Democratic candidate for Congress in the Illinois 13th District says incumbent Republican Rodney Davis is not the...

Workers’ lawyer steps up for Illinois appellate court race

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Belleville – At a time when the all-important southern Illinois appellate court is in danger of tipping hard toward anti-Labor conservatives,...

Workers, political allies celebrate at Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades’...

Collinsville, IL – The Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council held its annual holiday party Dec. 1, filling Collinsville VFW Post 5691 with...

Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council considers alderman running for...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent O’Fallon, IL – The Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council is considering endorsing a candidate for mayor of O’Fallon, IL,...

Illinois leaders see some bright spots, vow to stay positive

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Collinsville, IL – The mood was somber but not quite grim as Metro-East Labor leaders recently got together to hash over...
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