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February 10, 2018
Common Sense Economics

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Employment Relations Building, Basement Room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - The country is embroiled in debates over economic issues, and 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 arguments do unionists use to rebut the argument that so-called

"right to work" laws are needed to improve the business climate?  Do prevailing wage laws hurt or help workers?  Should

private sector workers welcome legislation to cut or eliminate public sector workers' pensions?  How does increasing

globalization impact these economic questions?  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate

in Labor Studies.  For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100 for 2 students or more - call 217-333.0980.

 

 

February 17, 2018
Labor and Employment Law

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - The class covers the basics of labor and employment laws that every union activist should know. The class reviews the laws, the agencies that administer the laws, and the effectiveness of the laws and their enforcement. The course covers both the National Labor Relations Act on union organizing, strikes, lockouts, and the rights of unionists to take on-the- job actions to defend their contract; and employment laws that impact all workers such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and non-discrimination laws.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education". Each class is $150 for single or $100

for 2 students or more - call 312-996-2627.

 

 

February 21, 2018
Statewide Building & Construction Trades Meeting

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

UA 99, Bloomington, IL

A statewide meeting for Building & Construction Trades to be held at 10:00 AM in Bloomington, IL.  This meeting is for invited guests only.

February 22, 2018
Labor Management Financial Reporting Seminar

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

999 McClintock Drive, Burr Ridge, IL

The Illinois AFL-CIO is sponsoring a one-day seminar in Burr Ridge, IL, for local union officials and their accountants on preparing financial reports and conducting union officer elections (an identical repeating seminar will be held March 1 in Springfield). The seminar will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), Office of Labor Management Standards, to provide participants with detailed information on how to complete and file annual financial reports (LM-2, LM-3, LM-4) required of labor organizations as mandated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).  In addition, they will provide relevant information on the procedures for electing union officers. Presentations will also be given by the Illinois State Board of Elections on Political Action Committee (PAC) Reports and by Legacy Professionals, LLP on Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Reports.  Registration for the seminar will begin at 8:15 a.m. with presentations scheduled to conclude around 3:00 p.m.  The registration fee is $60.00 per person.  Please RSVP by February 15.  Click here for a registration form.  Call Illinois AFL-CIO Resource Director Amy Rueff at 217-492-2633 for more information.

 

 

February 23, 2018
Labor Fundraiser for Lance Yednock

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150

Capri Banquets & Catering, 6240 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL

The Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board and the Int'l Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 invite you to a labor reception for

Lance Yednock, labor-endorsed candidate for Illinois House of Representatives, 76th district and a member of the Int'l Union

of Operating Engineers Local 150.  Join us on Friday, February 23 from 1-3 PM.  Sponsorships are $20,000/$10,000/$5000/$2,500

and tickets are $250 each. Click here for the invitation.

 

February 24, 2018
Working People's Day of Action Rally

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor and Illinois Working Together

Downtown, Chicago, IL

Save the date - details coming soon.

 

 

March 1, 2018
Labor Management Financial Reporting Seminar

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

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

The Illinois AFL-CIO is sponsoring a one-day seminar in Springfield, IL, for local union officials and their accountants on preparing financial reports and conducting union officer elections. The seminar will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), Office of Labor Management Standards, to provide participants with detailed information on how to complete and file annual financial reports (LM-2, LM-3, LM-4) required of labor organizations as mandated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).  In addition, they will provide relevant information on the procedures for electing union officers. Presentations will also be given by the Illinois State Board of Elections on Political Action Committee (PAC) Reports and by Legacy Professionals, LLP on Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Reports.  Registration for the seminar will begin at 8:15 a.m. with presentations scheduled to conclude around 3:00 p.m.  The registration fee is $60.00 per person.  Please RSVP by February 15.  Click here for a registration form.  Call Illinois AFL-CIO Resource Director Amy Rueff at 217-492-2633 for more information.

 

March 10, 2018
Joining the Debate Over the Economy

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

The Rice Building, Suite #110, 815 W. VanBuren, Chicago, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - The country is embroiled in debates over economic issues, and 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 arguments do unionists use to rebut the argument that so-called

"right to work" laws are needed to improve the business climate?  Do prevailing wage laws hurt or help workers?  Should

private sector workers welcome legislation to cut or eliminate public sector workers' pensions?  How does increasing

globalization impact these economic questions?  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate

in Labor Studies.  For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education". Each class is $150 for

single or $100 for 2 students or more - call 312-996-2627.

 

March 17, 2018
Internal Organizing

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Employment Relations Building, Basement Room 35, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - This class will discuss ways to educate, organize and mobilize the members.  We will review examples of how

some locals have succeeded in transforming their unions.  Topics include collective action around grievances; confronting

and overcoming divisions such as over race, gender or immigration status; responding to apathetic or anti-union members;

organizing member-to-member action networks and contract campaigns; and building strategic campaigns and labor-community

alliances.  This class qualifies as a Certificate Course with 6 courses earning a Certificate in Labor Studies. 

For more information visit www.illinoislabored.org and click "Worker Education".  Each class is $150 for single or $100

for 2 students or more - call 217-333.0980.

 

 

April 28, 2018
Worker Memorial Day

Hosted by various Central Labor Councils throughout Illinois

Alton, Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield and Ottawa, IL

 

On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. We commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions to seek a better future.  The Occupational Safety and Health Act and Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to a safe job. Unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality—winning protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses.  But our work is not done. Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs.  We come together on April 28 Workers Memorial Day to pledge to continue with the fight for safe jobs.  Events will be listed as we collect them:

 

Alton – Saturday, April 28, the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO will hold their annual Workers’ Memorial Day services at the Workers Memorial Statue located in the Gordon F. Moore Community Park, Highway 140 and Park Rd, Alton.  Services will begin at 2:00 PM.  Contact Mike Fultz (618) 409-4314 or Dean Webb at 618-259-8558.

 

Bloomington - Details coming soon.

 

Champaign – Saturday, April 28, Champaign County AFL-CIO and the East Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades will host a memorial event at the Champaign County Worker Memorial site in Dodds Park, 1501 N. Mattis Avenue in Champaign, IL.  The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM and will honor Russell L. Chism, IAFF Local 1147 (Urbana) member and John O. Marxmiller whose names have been recently added to the memorial, will feature a keynote address and a memorial wreath presentation.  Various union, community and political leaders will be in attendance. 

 

Decatur – Friday, April 27, Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly Workers’ Memorial Day Service, 5:30 PM on the northwest corner of the Macon County Courthouse lawn, located at 253 West Wood Street in downtown Decatur.  Reading of the names of those who have died on the job.  Contact Lloyd Holman, 217-620-4923 or Bill Francisco, 217-428-3013.

 

Joliet – Friday, April 27, Will and Grundy Counties Trades and Labor Council annual Workers’ Memorial Day Dinner at the IBEW 176 Banquet Hall in Joliet.  Tickets are $90.  Contact Charlie Hanus at 815-744-2886.

 

Peoria –Monday, April 30, Labor Council of West Central Illinois Workers’ Memorial Service.  Gather at the Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson in Peoria at 5:00 PM and walk to the Workers’ Memorial Monument at City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Peoria. A brief memorial service to honor our fallen brothers & sisters who have died or have been seriously injured as a result of workplace accidents.  Contact Mike Everett at 309-645-4901.

 

Rockford – Saturday, April 28, the Rockford United Labor Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Workers’ Memorial Tablets located behind the E.J. ‘Zeke’ Giorgi Building, 200 South Wyman Street in Rockford.  The event will be at 5:00 PM.  For more information, contact Bill Corey, 815-968-1411.

 

Ottawa - Details coming soon.

 

 

May 16-20, 2018
Regina Polk School

Hosted by University of Illinois Labor Education Program

Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton, IL:  9 AM - 5 PM

 

Women's Leadership Conference will be held at the Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, Illinois with scholarships available.  Cost is $675.  Apply at www.illinoislabored.org or email reginavpolk@gmail.com.  More details coming.

 

 

June 11, 2018
11th Annual COPE Golf Outing

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

The Rail Golf Course, Springfield, IL

 

Details coming soon.

 

 

June 12, 2018
COPE Endorsements for General Elections

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

Springfield, IL:  8 AM to Noon

 

COPE session will be held to determine endorsed candidates for the November 6, 2018 General election. 

This meeting is for delegates with credentials only.  For more information, contact Bill Looby, 217-492-2612.

 

September 20-21, 2018
43rd Illinois AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

Rosemont, IL

 

Details coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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