August 9-10, 2018
Central Labor Council & Community Activists Conference
Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL
The Illinois AFL-CIO is hosting a conference for Central Labor Councils and Community Activists beginning at noon on Thursday, August 9th and concluding at noon on Friday, August 10th. The conference will feature the Robert G. Gibson Community Services Awards dinner and will have workshops including: mobilizing around working family issues, volunteer recruitment, LABOR 2018, solidarity, common sense economics, community & coalition building and much more. The registration cost is $170 and includes all meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast). The hotel rate is $109 per night with a cutoff date of July 19, 2018. Participants are responsible for making their own room reservations at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel / Doubltree Hilton at http://www.dtspringfieldil.com or by calling 217-544-8800. Come join us as we gear up for an exciting year! Click here for a registration form. For more information contact Amy Rueff at 217-433-5126
August 17, 2018
Shoot for A Cure
Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO & GWC Law Firm
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Dundee, IL
The Illinois AFL-CIO and GWC Law Firm are proud to host the 11th Annual Midway Shoot For A Cure – a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraising Event – on Friday, August 17, 2018.
The charity sporting clays shoot will be held at the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation (Dundee, IL) with teams of four shooters with awards for the highest scoring teams and top individual shooters. All participants will receive a USA Made Buck knife with their registration. Cost is $200 for an individual shooter.
Sponsorships are available for $5000, $3000, $2500, $2000 and $750. A flyer and registration is attached for your convenience. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile cause. Click here for an invitation.
September 3, 2018
Labor Day 2018
Hosted by various Central Labor Councils
See list below - Click here for a printer-friendly list of all Illinois labor-sponsored Labor Day events
Aug. 22 & 25 – James Stanley Charity Softball Tournament
Location: Gordon Moore Park, Alton, IL on hwy. 140.
Contact: B. Dean Webb, 618-259-8558
Aug. 25 – Labor Celebration Parade and Picnic- kids games
Location: Parade lineup begins at 8:00 a.m. in the “pit” of the Alton Middle School, Collage Ave.
Time: Parade starts at 10 a.m. / Picnic for Union Members and their family–following parade at Gordon Moore Park, Alton, IL on hwy. 140.
Contact: B. Dean Webb, 618-259-8558 or Nick Dodson, 618 363-1384
Sept. 3 – Labor Day Parade and Picnic – Live music and petting zoo
Location: Parade lineup begins at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Granite City on State Street between Niedringhaus & 18th Streets and will go to Wilson Park for picnic for Union Members and their family
Time: Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: B. Dean Webb, 618-259-8558 or Mike Fultz 618-931-7212, cell 618-409-4314
August 30 – Southwestern Illinois CLC annual Labor Awards Dinner
Location: Panorama Banquet Center (downstairs), Bel-Air Bowl, 200 S. Belt West, Belleville, IL 62220
Time: Doors open 6:00 p.m. with Dinner at 7:00p.m.
Cost: $25 per person in advance $30 at the door for dinner, Sponsor ad book $75 or $150.
Contact: Charles Kaemmerer, Jr. at 618-979-4953 or Scot Luchtefeld at 618-340-8300.
Sept. 3 – Labor Day Parade & Picnic
Location: Parade is in downtown Belleville, lineup starts in 4th block of South 1st St., and will end at Hough Park with the annual Picnic. Parade & Picnic open to union members and their families ONLY and food, beverages, rides and games for kids are available.
Time: Parade - 8:00 a.m. lineup, 10:00 a.m. start / Picnic – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Scot Luchtefeld, 618-340-8300
Special Notice: NO PETS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED AT PARADE OR PICNIC
Sept. 3– Labor Day Parade followed by a dinner in Miller Park for union members and their families.
Theme: Your Voice - Your Vote
Location: Downtown Bloomington – starting at Front and Roosevelt Streets
Time: Parade – 9 a.m. line up, 10 a.m. start / Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $5 chicken dinner
Contact: Mike Matejka 309-208-1120. Parade registration form is at www.bntrades.org
CHAMPAIGN - URBANA
Sept. 3 – Labor Day Parade followed by a picnic in the park.
Location: Downtown Urbana – starting at Lincoln Square Mall and ends at Prairie Park with picnic
Time: Parade staging begins at 8:30 a.m. and begins at 10 a.m. A picnic will immediately follow at Prairie Park (1202 E. Washington) in Urbana. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Entertainment includes games for children, live band, and guest speakers.
Contact: Matt Kelly at 217-621-5201 or Frank Rubenacker at 217-493-4239
Aug. 25 – Mid-Eastern Illinois CLC Labor Picnic, with food, drinks and live music.
Location: Fox Ridge State Park, brick pavilion, (8 miles south of Charleston on Rt. 130).
Time: Noon until 4 PM
Contact: Charles Delman, 217-348-7786 or Dan Kimball, 217-234-4609
Sept. 3 – Labor Day Parade
Location: Downtown Decatur, line up on South Franklin Street at Wood Street
Time: 8:30 a.m. lineup, 10 a.m. start
Contact: Riki Dial or Bill Francisco, 217-428-3013
Sept. 3 – Picnic In The Park
Location: Fairview Park in Decatur, IL
Time: Immediately following parade until - 2 p.m.
Comment: This is the 6th annual combined picnic of all labor unions in Macon County, expecting about 2,000 participants. Free to union sponsors, $20 for general public.
Contact: Lloyd Holman, 217-620-4923
Sept. 3 – Labor Day Parade with a theme “Support Working Peoples Freedom”
Location: Parade - Downtown Peoria – details coming soon on assembly area.
Labor Day Party – on the Riverfront at parade’s end. There will be food, music and fun for all!
Time: Parade starts at 10 a.m. with parade lineup at 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Clint, 309-674-9243; Nancy, 309-635-7308 or Mike, 309-645-4901
Sept. 3 - 35th Annual Labor Day Parade Quad Cities Celebration
2018 Grand Marshal - To be announced
Location: East Moline
Time: Lineup at 9 a.m. at John Deere Harvester Works parking lot at 1100 13th Avenue in East Moline.
Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. and proceeds along 15th Avenue.
Contact: Tyler Power, 319-654-5894
Sept. 3 – Labor Day Parade
Time: 10:00 a.m., lineup at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Rockford
Contact: Bill Corey, 815-968-1411, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 3 – We Are One Picnic – This is an all-union picnic immediately following the parade at Davis Park in downtown Rockford. The picnic will go until 2:00 p.m and features live music. Meal tickets are $6 in advance (or $9 at the gate) and beer tickets are $2.50 in advance (or $5 at the gate). This is a family-friendly event with free games and activities for kids! To reserve tickets in advance, contact Gina Meeks at 815-986-4822 or email@example.com.
Sept. 3 – Labor Day Parade
Location: Downtown Springfield – Jefferson Street to 5th, 5th to Capitol, Capitol to 6th, 6th to Washington
Time: 9 a.m. line-up at Horrace Mann parking lot, 10 a.m. start
Contact: Andrew Spiro, 217-416-8793
Aug. 24 through Sept. 3 – DuQuoin Illinois State Fair
Labor Pavilion will be open each day of the fair and is sponsored by The Egyptian Building Trades
Twilight Parade will be held at 6 PM on Aug. 24 for union members wishing to walk with the Union float(s) – Please arrive early
Labor Day Picnic will be held on Sept. 3, starting at 11 AM on the North side of the Fairgrounds. (Free barbeque and music for union members and their families.)
Location: All events will be at the DuQuoin State Fair Grounds, just off Route 51 in DuQuoin, IL
Contact: For more information: Jason Woolard, 618-932-2102.
September 6, 2018
USA's 2nd Annual Southern Illinois Conservation Dinner
Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO & various unions
Richland Community College Shilling Center, Decatur, IL
Take action todday and sponor a table or reserve seats at our upcoming conservation dinner. Your support is vital to the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA) mission and will ensure we raise funds to recruit volunteer skilled labor in order to deliver hands-on, community based conservation project that demonstrates solidarity in the outdoors right where you live, work and recreate. Individual tickets are $75 and includes dinner, gift and 1-year USA membership. Sponsor a table and you or one of your guests WILL win an American-made "table prize" - a Remington 870 Shotgun 12 guage or a 40-quart ORCA Cooler - your choice! Click here for an invitation and RSVP form.
September 18, 2018
Labor & Politics
Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO & the Chicago Federation of Labor
Capri Banquets, 6240 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL
Join us on Tuesday, September 18 from 5-7 PM at Capri Banquets for our 32nd annual Labor & Politics reception.
This is our major fund-raising event for the year, ensuring Labor’s continued leadership in shaping a
political and legislative climate friendly to working families. The money raised at this event will not be
used for contributions in federal elections. All tickets will be held at the door. Click here for an invitation and Click here for the RSVP.
September 20-21, 2018
43rd Illinois AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention
Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, IL
The 43rd Illinois AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention will be held September 20-21, 2018
at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont.
The Constitutional Convention offers the Illinois labor movement the opportunity to discuss
goals and set in motion the legislative and political agenda for the next two years. During
the Convention, we will also discuss plans for the Labor 2018 statewide political program. Click here for a copy of the convention call.
November 6, 2018
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