Illinois AFL-CIO

HomeContact Us



Rallies/Events

 

 

June 3, 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.

 

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 golf course in Springfield.  Get a team together and come out for a

great time!  Cost is $250 per player.  Sponsorships are Gold $3,000; Silver $2,000; Hole Sponsor $300 and for dinner only is

$50. To register click here.  Call Terry at 217-492-2622 for more information.

 

 

July 1, 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.

July 15, 2017
USA's 6th Annual Illinois State Sporting Clays Shoot

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

Downers Grove Sportsmen Club, Illinois & Michigan Canal Trail, 4700 Old Stage Rd, Morris, 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 shooters are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Saturday, July 15, with registration from 7:30-9:30 am

and a shotgun start at 9:30 am. 

 

Cost is $175 per shooter over the age of 18, youth shooters are $125 each. Gold sponsor is $1,750, Silver Sponsor is $1,250,

Station Sponsor is $750.  Sponsorship deadline is July 3, 2017

 

Shooter registrations include lunch & drinks, 12- or 20-guage shotgun shells and clay targets.  There will be awards, door prizes

and premium raffle drawings.  Contact Craig Coffin at 615-831-6704 or craigc@unionsportsmen.org for more information. 

Click here for a flyer and registration form.

 

 

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 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 - a list will be provided in August 2017. Check back for details.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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