Illinois AFL-CIO

HomeContact Us




2019 - Ongoing
Illinois AFL-CIO Brick Paver Sales for Plaza Renovation

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

Illinois AFL-CIO, 534 S. Second Street, Springfield, IL


Due to the outstanding efforts of Dr. Carl Soderstrom over many years combined with the IL AFL-CIO’s front plaza being in need of repairs, the IL AFL-CIO will enter into a contract with Otto Baum construction to renovate the front of the IL AFL-CIO Building in Springfield.  The renovation will include a statue and memorial to Reuben Soderstrom who served as President of the Illinois AFL-CIO for forty years.  The statue and other work is being donated by Dr. Carl Soderstrom and a labor memorial area signifying important dates in Illinois Labor History will be part of the renovation.   We are hopeful the plaza renovation will be completed in in the Spring of 2019.  As part of the renovation, the Illinois AFL-CIO is offering engraved pavers as part of the plaza renovation.   These pavers will honor IL AFL-CIO affiliates and Union partners and will be a permanent reminder of your organization’s support of the Illinois Labor movement. Because this will be a Labor memorial plaza, pavers may also be dedicated to past and departed leaders of your organization who fought for many of the strong  labor laws we have in Illinois today


Cost of a 4X8 paver will be $400, an 8x8 paver will be $800 and a 27x27 column cap will be $5,000.  Placement of the pavers/column caps will be on a first come-first served basis.   Click here to download an order form.


Pavers/column caps can be reserved by completing the flier and mailing it with your payment to the Illinois AFL-CIO, 534 South Second, Suite 200, Springfield, IL  62701.   You may also return the form by email to and an invoice for the amount will be sent to you.  If you have any questions, please call 217/544-4014. 


June 11, 2019
Illinois AFL-CIO Annual Golf Outing

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

At The Rail Golf Course, Springfield, IL


Join your union brothers and sisters for an afternoon of golf! The Illinois AFL-CIO 12th Annual Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at The Rail Golf Course, 1400 S. Club House Drive, Springfield, IL.  Cost is $250 per player and includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner and prizes.  Sponsorships are available at $3000 and $2000.  Hole sponsors are $300.  We will have a 1 PM shotgun start with dinner at 6 PM.  Also - a limited number of morning tee times are available (first come, first served).  All proceeds will benefit the Illinois AFL-CIO Registration and Education (R&E) Fund which is a special segregated fund within the IL AFL-CIO to be used only for member to member communication.  Pac funds or general treasury funds may be used.  This fund is not used to make political contributions to any candidate or political organization.  Click here to register today.


June 25, 2019
Labor Breakfast for Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO and Chicago Federation of Labor

At Illinois AFL-CIO, 999 McClintock Drive, Burr Ridge, IL


Join your union brothers and sisters at a Labor Breakfast on Tuesday, June 25 from 8:30-10 a.m. in Burr Ridge as we honor House Labor Committee Chair, and State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr.  Tickets are $250 and sponsorships are available.  Click here for the invitation.



July 23-27, 2019
Midwest School for Women Workers

Hosted by Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and University of Iowa Labor Center

At University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


The Midwest School for Women Workers brings together working women to develop leadership skills, understand challenges and issues facing the labor movement, and learn from each others' experiences.  Held annually since 1976, the Midwest School has a proven track record of equipping women to lead effectively in their workplaces and organzations. Features include:  Core courses on key labor rights and representation skills, plenaries featuring national speakers; interactive workshops on current issues; leadership training; networking opportunities; special events featuring Midwest labor history, culture, film, arts and activism; instruction from experienced university, union and community-based educators.  The school is open to all working women in the Midwest region, with a primary focus on meeting the educational needs of women in unions, worker centers and community groups that work on labor issues. Scholarships are available.  Tuition is $575 for a double room or $750 for a single room and includes hotel lodging, parking, daily breakfast and lunch, two dinners and snacks.  Register by July 1. Click here to register today.  For more information call 319-335-4144.


July 27, 2019
USA State Sporting Clays Shoot

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

At Downers Grove Sportsmen Club, 4700 Old Stage Rd., Morris IL


Spend a day shooting clyas and connecting with your union brothers and sisters while showing your support for hunting, fishing, recreational shooting and conservation.  You will help fuel the Union Sportsmen's Alliance mission and preserve America's outdoor heritage while having a lot of fun!  Shooter registration includes lunch & drinks, 12- or 20-gauge shotgun shells and clay targets.  There will be awards, door prizes and premium drawings. Sponsorships available and individual shooters are $175 each.  Click here to register today.


August 22, 2019
Shoot for a Cure

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO and GWC Law Firm

At Halter Wildlife, Inc. 9626 113th St., Pleasant Prairie, WI


Join us in a "Labor Against Cancer" fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This charity sporting clays shoot will take place on Thursday, August 22 with registration at 8:30 am sharp and a 10:00 am start time.  Cost is $200 per shooter with teams of four.  Sponsorships are also available at $5000, $3000, $2500, $2000 and $750.  Awards will be given for the highest scoring teams (organizations) and for the top individual shooters (Lewis class).  Click here to register today.


September 2, 2019
Labor Day

Hosted by various Central Labor Councils in Illinois

A list of events will be posted here as we get them:



September 11, 2019
Labor & Politics

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO and Chicago Federation of Labor

Capri Banquest, 6240 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL


Join your union brothers and sisters for the 33rd Annual Recption of "Labor & Politics" hosted by the Illinois AFL-CIO and the Chicago Federation of Labor. More details will be posted soon...


















































 Illinois AFL-CIO
Springfield 217.544.4014 - Chicago 312.251.1414
About Us
Key Events/Information