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July 26-28, 2017
Illinois AFL-CIO Stronger Together / CLC Conference

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

State House Inn, 101 E. Adams St., Springfield, IL

A conference for Central Labor Councils and Community Activists will take place on July 26-28, 2017 at the State House Inn

in Springfield.  Cost is $170 per person (includes all meals) and $89 per overnight stay. For hotel rooms, call the State House

Inn at 217-528-5100 and identify as "Illinois AFL-CIO" to get the group rate.

 

This conference will feature workshop topics including mobilizing around working family issues; volunteer recruitment; LABOR

2018; solidarity; common sense economics and community building.  It will also feature the Robert G. Gibson Reception and

Awards banquet on the evening of July 27. For more information, contact Amy Rueff at 217-492-2633 or

e-mail amy.rueff@ilafl-cio.org.  Click here for conference registration

 

The Robert G. Gibson Community Services Award is presented annually to encourage, enhance and recognize the good

work that is performed by our rank and file members.  The recipient of the award should show outstanding leadership and

participation in his or her community.  This participation need not be limited to union community service activities; it can be

service to a church or any civic organization.  Affliates must submit all nominations to the respective Central Labor Council by

June 9, 2017.  The Central Labor Council must make its selection and submit in writing the name of one person to the Illinois

AFL-CIO by June 23, 2017.  Only recommendations forwarded to the state federation by a Central Labor Council will be

considered.  The final selection will be made by June 30, 2017.  The recipient will receive an engraved award to be presented at

the 2017 Illinois AFL-CIO Central Labor Council / Community Services Conference on July 27, 2017 at the State House Inn

in Springfield, IL.  Banquet tickets are $35.00 per person, but are free to conference attendees. 

Click here for nomination for the Gibson Award.

 

 

August 5, 2017

Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour

1st Saturday of every month

Hosted by Illinois Labor History Society and the Historical Society of Forest Park

Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Des Plains Ave., Forest Park, IL

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park and ILHS for an hour long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument and Radical Row Tour. 

Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour

day of those who died for it.  $10 donation is requested to be split between HSFP and ILHS. For more information on Forest

Home Cemetery please visit:  www.foresthomecemeteryoverview.com

Tours begin at the Haymarket Martyrs Monument at 11:00 AM and last about an hour.  These will happen every first Saturday

of the month, May to October, 2017.  For more information, contact ILHS at 312-341-2247.

 

August 10-20, 2017
Illinois State Fair - Labor Pavilion

Hosted by Springfield & Central Illinois Trades & Labor Assembly

IL AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

Volunteer opportunities for union members and their families at the Illinois State Fair Illinois AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion.  Every day

August 10th through August 20 from 10 AM to 5 PM, volunteers are needed tostaff the labor pavilion to showcase unions and

what we do.  Labor organizations can adopt a day to staff the pavilion and pass out information - and will be provided with a

block of entrance tickets and parking passes for their volunteers.  The Illinois State Fair is attended by tens of thousands of

people from across the state and country and it provides an excellent opportunity to meet the public and spread the word about

the value of labor unions and what we do.  For more information contact Jim Dixon at 217-691-4906 or spceniltlc@gmail.com. 

Click here for a recruitment flyer.

 

August 25, 2017
10th Annual Midway Shoot for a Cure

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO and GWC Law Firm

Max McGraw Wildlife Foudnation, Dundee, IL

You're invited to participate in the 10th Annual Midway Shoot for A Cure Charity Sporting Clays Shoot to be held on August 25,

to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We ask that each organization participate by fielding a team of four shooters.

Awards will be given for the highest scoring teams (organizations) and for the top individual shooters (Lewis class).  First time

shooters are welcome and encouraged to participate!  Sponsorship levels include Diamond $5000; Platinum $3000; Gold $2,500;

Silver $2000; Station $750 and Individual $200.  All participants get a USA Made Buck knife with registration.  For more

information click here and for registration click here.

 

September 2, 2017

Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour

1st Saturday of every month

Hosted by Illinois Labor History Society and the Historical Society of Forest Park

Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Des Plains Ave., Forest Park, IL

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park and ILHS for an hour long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument and Radical Row Tour. 

Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour

day of those who died for it.  $10 donation is requested to be split between HSFP and ILHS. For more information on Forest

Home Cemetery please visit:  www.foresthomecemeteryoverview.com

Tours begin at the Haymarket Martyrs Monument at 11:00 AM and last about an hour.  These will happen every first Saturday

of the month, May to October, 2017.  For more information, contact ILHS at 312-341-2247.

 

September 4, 2017
Labor Day

Hosted by various central labor councils in Illinois

 

Many activities take place around Labor Day - see all labor sponsored events below or click here for a complete list.

 

AURORA

Sept. 9 – “Run With The Lion 5K” – This is a 3.1 mile fun run for runners of all ages, hosted by Painters District Council No. 30. 

The event includes a 5K run/walk, a one mile race for children, music and entertainment from our PATCH lion mascot, and more. 

All proceeds to benefit the PATCH Foundation, which provides financial support to organizations benefiting children in need

throughout our local community.

Location: Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, IL.

Time: 8:30 AM

Cost: $35 for adults, $20 for children.  Register online at www.pdc30.com/5k

Contact: 630-377-2120 or email PATCH@pdc30.com.

 

BELLEVILLE

August 31 – 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 ½ 4 ½ X 3 ¾ page & $150

Full page 4 ½ X 7 1/2

Contact: Charles Kaemmerer, Jr. at 618-979-4953 or Terry Knoth at 618-233-8441.

 

Sept. 4 – 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 includes food, beverages and rides and

games for kids.

Time: Parade - 8:00 a.m. lineup, 10:00 a.m. start / Picnic – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Bill Thurston, 618-758-3513

Special Notice: NO PETS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED AT PARADE OR PICNIC

 

BLOOMINGTON - NORMAL

Sept. 4– Labor Day Parade followed by a dinner in Miller Park for union members and their families. 

Location:  Downtown Bloomington – starting at Front and Madison Streets

Time:  Parade – 9 a.m. line up, 10 a.m. start / Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Contact:  Mike Matejka 309-827-3934.  Parade registration form is at www.bntrades.org

 

CHAMPAIGN - URBANA

Sept. 4 – Labor Day Parade followed by a picnic in the park. Theme is “Labor Built America… Without Labor, Nothing Prospers”

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 - games for children, live band, & guest speakers.

Contact:  Matt Kelly at 217-621-5201 or Frank Rubenacker at 217-493-4239

 

CHARLESTON

Aug. 26 – 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

 

DECATUR

Sept. 4 – Labor Day Parade

Location:  Downtown Decatur, line up on South Franklin Street at Wood Street

Time:  8 a.m. lineup, 10 a.m. start

Contact:  Jennifer Huckstep or Bill Francisco, 217-428-3013. 

 

Sept. 4 – Picnic In The Park

Location:  Fairview Park in Decatur, IL

Time:  Immediately following parade until - 2 p.m.

Comment:  This is the 5th 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.  Click here for flyer

 

GURNEE

Aug. 22 – Labor Day dinner hosted by Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor.

Location:  Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504 in Gurnee, IL

Comment:  Dinner will follow a brief meeting at 7 PM. 

Contact:  Patrick Statter, 847-294-5064

 

MADISON COUNTY

Alton

Aug. 23th & 26th– James Stanley Charity Softball Tournament

Contact:  B. Dean Webb, 618-259-8558 or Terry Biggs, 618-258-9800

 

Aug. 26th– 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

 

Granite City

Sept. 4 – Labor Day Parade and Picnic – Live music and petting zoo

 

PEORIA

Sept. 5 – Labor Day Parade with a theme “It’s the U and I in UNION that makes us STRONG”

Location: Parade - Downtown Peoria – Free Bus Rides Provided by ATU Local #416 and Citylink from the Riverfront to

downtown Peoria for the parade.  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.

Contact:  Michael Everett, 309-645-4901

 

QUAD CITIES

Sept. 4th – 34th Annual Labor Day Parade Quad Cities Celebration

2017 Grand Marshal - Randy Donnelly, Retired AFGE

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  

Website: http://quadcityfed.wordpress.com/labordayparade 

 
ROCKFORD

Sept. 2  – Pageant in the categories of Princess, Young Miss, Miss and Mrs.  (This year’s winners will be crowned immediately

following the Labor Day Parade on the main stage.)

 

Sept. 4 – Labor Day Parade with the theme of “Right to Work Hurts All.”

Time:  10:00 a.m., lineup at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Rockford

Special Note:  A float contest for the unions will be held at 7:30 a.m. and winners will be announced and ribbons placed

on the floats prior to the start of the parade. 

Contact:  Bill Corey, 815-968-1411, rulpresident@yahoo.com

 

Sept. 4 – 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 by Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts.  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 ginam@unitedwayrrv.org

This year, the first annual Labor Day Car Show will take place during the We Are One Picnic.  For more information or to

register your vehicle for this year’s Car Show, please contact Jack Cadwell Productions at (815) 494-001.

 

SPRINGFIELD

Sept. 5 – 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

 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Aug. 25 through Sept. 
– 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 August 25th for union members wishing to walk with the Union float(s) – Please arrive

early

Labor Day Picnic Celebration will be held on September 4, starting at 11 AM on the North side of the Fairgrounds.

(Free barbeque and music for union members and their families.)
Location of 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 13, 2017
Labor & Politics 2017

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO and Chicago Federation of Labor

Capri Banquets, 6240 Joliet Rd., Countryside, IL

 

Fundraiser to support labor-friendly candidates.  Details coming soon.

 

September 21, 2017
USA's Inaugural Southern Illinois Conservation Dinner

Hosted by various union organizations

John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL

You're invited to the first-ever Southern Illinois Conservation Dinner.  Gold sponsor is $5,000 and includes 3 table shotguns,

10 tickets and preferred seating; Silver Sponsor is $3,000 and includes 2 table shotguns, 10 tickets and preferred seating;

Bronze Sponsor is $1,500 and includes 1 table shotgun and 10 tickets; and individual tickets are $75. 

 

Join us for a downstate gathering of outdoors enthusiast as we build solidarity around conservation.  More details coming soon!

 

October 7, 2017

Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour

1st Saturday of every month

Hosted by Illinois Labor History Society and the Historical Society of Forest Park

Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Des Plains Ave., Forest Park, IL

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park and ILHS for an hour long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument and Radical Row Tour. 

Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour

day of those who died for it.  $10 donation is requested to be split between HSFP and ILHS. For more information on Forest

Home Cemetery please visit:  www.foresthomecemeteryoverview.com

Tours begin at the Haymarket Martyrs Monument at 11:00 AM and last about an hour.  These will happen every first Saturday

of the month, May to October, 2017.  For more information, contact ILHS at 312-341-2247.

 

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

Hosted by National AFL-CIO

America's Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO

Every four years, AFL-CIO holds a convention to democratically elect officers. Elected delegates representing working people

from across the country and from every job category come together to choose their leader and express their policy preferences.

Our convention adopts resolutions that guide the labor movement and improve the lives of working people. Openness,

transparency and democracy are key components of how we work.  Details coming soon.

https://aflcio.org/about/leadership/conventions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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