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 email@example.com for registration inquiries.
April 2-5, 2017
North America Building & Trades Legislative Conference
Hosted by National Building Trades Unions
Register here http://www.bctd.org/Legislative-Conference/2017-Legislative-Conference.aspx
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.