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February 23, 2017
Early Voting Begins for Consolidated Election (April 4)


March 6, 2017
5th Annual Illinois USA Conservation Dinner

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor and Chicago/Cook County Building Trades

SMART 73, 4550 W. Roosevelt Rd., Hillside, IL

Join us for the 5th Annual Illinois Union Sportsmen's Alliance Conservation Dinner on Monday, March 6 in Hillside.  The Union

Sportsmen's Allliance (USA) is working to unite union sportsmen and sportswomen and like minded individuals to educate

future generations of sportsmen, conserve healthy wildlife habitat and volunteer their time and skills for projects that

improve access to quality places to hunt, fish, shoot and recreate outdoors.  Table sponsorships are $5,000, $3,000 or $1,500

and include your choice of a Remington Model 783 Rifle or a 40-qt. ORCA Cooler.  Individuals tickets are $150 and include

a USA gift (knife).  Raffles, live auction and fellowship included.  Contact Amy Rueff at 217-492-2633 for more information

or click here for registration details.


March 11, 2017
7th Annual Southern IL Sporting Clay Shoot

Hosted by Union Sportsmen's Alliance

Joker's Wild Sporting Clays, 15021 IL-111, Chesterfield, IL

You're invited and your sponsorship will help support our mission to unite the union community through conservation to

preserve North America's outdoor heritage.  Awards will be given to the highest scoring teams and top individual shooter. 

First time shooter are welcome and encouraged to participate.  On Saturday March 11 the registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

and shotgun start is at 9:30 a.m.  Shooter registration includes lunch and drinks, 12 or 20-gauge shotgun shells and clay

targets.  There will be awards, door prizes and prmium raffle drawings.  Contact Craig Coffin at 615-831-6704 or

click here for more information.



March 18, 2017
Joining the Debate Over the Economy

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program (Certificate Program)

815 W. Van Buren, Ste. 110, Chicago, IL


Joining the Debate Over the Economy   – Saturday, March 18, 2017     9AM – 5PM

As the Great Recession continues, the country is embroiled in debates over economic issues. This class gives you the information

you need to effectively enter these debates. Some topics to be discussed include: What is the response to the argument that raising

the minimum wage will hurt workers by increasing inflation? What is the answer to the argument that free trade raises all workers’

standard of living and lowers prices?  What arguments do unionists use to rebut the argument that so-called “right to work” laws are

needed to improve the business climate? Are corporate taxes too high, and would lowering them create more jobs? Do prevailing

wage laws hurt or help workers? Should private sector workers welcome legislation to cut or eliminate public sector workers’

pensions? What are union proposals to improve the economy for all working people?  Cost is $150.  Please contact Maria Dokes for registration inquiries.


April 2-5, 2017
North America Building & Trades Legislative Conference

Hosted by National Building Trades Unions

Washington, DC

Register here


April 4, 2017
Consolidated Election Day

Municipal, Township, & School Board elections - early voting begins February 23.


April 28, 2017
Workers Memorial Day

Hosted by AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils

Various communities in IL


Each year, Central Labor Councils coordinate activities on Worker Memorial Day to remember those workers who have lost

their lives on the job.  Memorial services are held around Illinois to honor those who have fallen and to call on elected officials

to continue the fight for safer work conditions.


May 3-7, 2017
Regina V. Polk Women's Labor Leadership Conference

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton, IL


The Regina V. Polk Women's Labor Leadership Conference creates an open and invigorating space for women union activists

and community leaders to learn from skilled instructors and each other.  The intenstive, four-day residential conference is

made possible through the generosity of the Regina V. Polk Fund for Labor Leadership.   The conference was established in

1983 in memory of Regina V. Polk, who was killed in an accident on the job while working as a business agent for the

International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 743.  She was a tireless advocate of inequities in the workplace and

committed to worker empowerment.  By sponsoring this conference the fund furthers one of her favorite causes, educating

the next generation of labor leaders.  For more information please email or call 312-413-0166. 

CLICK HERE for registration and more information.


May 13, 2017
NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Hosted by National Association of Letter Carriers, Central Labor Councils, United Way

Various Location in IL


The 25th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held May 13.  In the first 24 years,

NALC collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to help those in need in local communities.  Please check with your local

NALC branch or AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison to determine how you can help out.  Volunteers and food donations

are needed on May 13.  Let's pull together and feed the hungry!


June 5, 2017
Illinois AFL-CIO COPE Golf Outing

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

The Rail Golf Course, Springfield, IL

The Illinois AFL-CIO COPE Golf Outing will be held at The Rail.  Details coming soon.


September 4, 2017
Labor Day

Hosted by various central labor councils in Illinois


Many activities take place around Labor Day - a list will be provided in August 2017. Check back for details.


October 22-26, 2017
National AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention

Hosted by National AFL-CIO

St. Louis, MO

Details coming soon.


































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