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Commemorative Booklet for Michael T. Carrigan's Retirement (December 2019)

 

Illinois AFL-CIO President, Michael T. Carrigan, has announced that he will retire in December 2019 after more than 19 years of service to the state federation.  In order to celebrate his tenure as an officer, we are coordinating a commemorative booklet to allow union leaders, elected officials and friends to send congratulatory wishes to President Carrigan.  The booklet will be distributed at the final retirement reception on December 4, 2019 in Burr Ridge.  The Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board and staff cordially invite you to honor him by placing a message in our commemorative booklet. Click here to see commemorative booklet details

 

 

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 terrip@ilafl-cio.org and an invoice for the amount will be sent to you.  If you have any questions, please call 217/544-4014. 

 

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 13, 2019
Labor Appreciation Reception

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

534 S. Second St., Springfield, IL

 

The Illinois AFL-CIO is hosting a Labor Appreciation Reception on Tuesday, August 13 from 4-6 pm at our office.  This event is free to union members and includes many special guests. This is the evening before Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair.  We look forward to seeing you!  Click here for information.

 

August 19-20, 2019
"Working Families Working Together" Conference

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hotel, 701 E. Adams, Springfield, IL

 

The Illinois AFL-CIO is  hosting "Working Families Working Together" - a conference for Central Labor Council and community activists.  Join your union brothers and sisters around the state as we come together around volunteer recruitment, Labor 2020, solidarity, and coalition building. Presentations from local, state and national leadership of the AFL-CIO.  We will also be presenting the Robert G. Gibson Community Services Award at the banquet on August 19.  Cost for the conference is $170 and includes all meals.  Click here to register.

 

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:

 

BELLEVILLE

August 29– Southwestern Illinois CLC 53rd 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 or $150.

Contact: Charles Kaemmerer, Jr. at 618-979-4953 or Scot Luchtefeld at 618-340-8300.

Sept. 2 – 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 food, beverages, rides and games for kids are available.

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

Contact: Scot Luchtefeld, 618-340-8300

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

 

BLOOMINGTON - NORMAL

Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade followed by a dinner in Miller Park for union members and their families. 

Theme: Labor Day: 125th Anniversary

Location:  Downtown Bloomington – starting at Front and Roosevelt Streets

Time:  Parade – 9 a.m. line up, 10 a.m. start / Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  $5 chicken dinner

Contact:  Mike Matejka 309-208-1120.  Parade registration form is at www.bntrades.org

 

CHAMPAIGN - URBANA

Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade & Picnic

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 includes games for children, live band, and guest speakers.

Contact:  Matt Kelly at 217-621-5201 or David Beck at 217-721-5344

 

CHARLESTON

Aug. 24 – 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

 

CHICAGO

Aug. 31 – Chicago Labor Day Parade & Eddie Fest

Location:  The festivities begin at noon at the Southeast Side/CFL Labor Day Parade, which kicks off at 112th St. and Ewing Ave. The parade route ends in Calumet Park (98th and Avenue G) for Eddie Fest, a labor celebration and festival honoring the great Ed Sadlowski. 

Time:  Noon

Contact:   info@chicagolabor.org

 

DECATUR

Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade & Picnic

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

Time:  8:30 a.m. lineup, 10 a.m. start; Theme:  UNION STRONG

Parade Contact:  Riki Dial or Bill Francisco, 217-428-3013

There will be a picnic in the Fairview Park immediately following the parade until 2 PM. 

Comment:  This is the 7th annual combined picnic of all labor unions in Macon County, expecting about 2,500 participants.  Free to union sponsors, $25 for general public.

Picnic Contact:  Lloyd Holman, 217-620-4923

 

SPRINGFIELD

Sept. 2 – 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

 

MADISON COUNTY

Alton

Aug. 21st & 24th– James Stanley Charity Softball Tournament

Location: Gordon Moore Park, Alton, IL on hwy. 140.

Contact:  B. Dean Webb, 618-259-8558

 

Aug. 24th– Labor Celebration Parade and Picnic- kids games

Notice New Location: The August 24th Labor Day Parade has been moved to Wood River/East Alton this year. The lineup for the parade begins at 8:00 a.m, at the Wood River Round House parking lot at 633 N. Wood River Ave. (Whitelaw Ave.) and ends at the Schnucks parking lot in Wilshire Village on Berkshire Blvd.

Our picnic & softball tournament will follow at Gordon Moore Park.

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 or Nick Dodson, 618 363-1384

 

Granite City

Sept. 2nd – Labor Day Parade and Picnic – Live music and petting zoo

Location:  Parade lineup begins at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Granite City on State Street between Niedringhaus & 18th Streets and will go to Wilson Park for picnic for Union Members and their family

Time:  Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.

Contact:  B. Dean Webb, 618-259-8558 or Mike Fultz 618-931-7212, cell 618-409-4314

 

PEORIA

Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade with a theme “Unions Protecting the Rights to a Better Life”

Location: Parade - Downtown Peoria – details coming soon on assembly area. 

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. with parade lineup at 8:30 a.m.

Contact:  Clint, 309-674-9243; Nancy, 309-635-7308 or Ron, 309-696-9932

  

QUAD CITIES

Sept. 2 - Labor Day Parade Quad Cities Celebration

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.

 

ROCKFORD

Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade

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

Contact:  Bill Corey, 815-968-1411, Jesse Dorner, 815-670-0902 or Jay Ferraro, 815-742-6553.

Sept. 3 – 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 3:00 p.m and features live music.  Meal tickets are $6 in advance (or $9 at the gate) and beer tickets are $3 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 Jesse Dorner at 815-670-0902 or jessed@unitedwayrrv.org. 

 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

Aug. 23 through Sept. 2 – 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 Aug. 23 for union members wishing to walk with the Union float(s)

Labor Day Picnic Celebration will be held Sept. 2, starting at 11 AM on the North side of the Fairgrounds. (Free barbeque and music for union members and their families.)
Location:  All events will be at the DuQuoin State Fair Grounds, just off Route 51 in DuQuoin, IL

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. Click here for the invitation.

 

September 19, 2019
USA Southern Illinois Conservation Dinner

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO and various unions

Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL

 

You’re invited to join the Illinois AFL-CIO, local unions and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance at USA’s 3rd Annual Southern Illinois Conservation Dinner on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  The event will be located at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL.

Reserve your seats today to support the USA’s mission and ensure we raise funds and recruit volunteer skilled labor in order to deliver a hands-on, community-based conservation project that demonstrates solidarity in the outdoors right where you live, work and recreate.

 

Individual tickets are $75 and sponsorships are available for $10,000 / $5,000 / $3,000 / $1,500.  Sponsor a table, and you or one of your guests WILL win an American-made “table prize” – a Remington 870 Shotgun 12 gauge or a 40-quart ORCA Cooler – your choice!  Every participant will receive dinner, gift and 1-year USA membership. Click here for an invitation.

 

December 4, 2019
Retirement Reception for Michael T. Carrigan

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board

999 McClintock Drive, Burr Ridge, IL

 

Illinois AFL-CIO President, Michael T. Carrigan, has announced that he will retire in December 2019 after more than 19 years of service to the state federation.  In order to celebrate his tenure as an officer, we are coordinating a commemorative booklet to allow union leaders, elected officials and friends to send congratulatory wishes to President Carrigan.  The booklet will be distributed at the final retirement reception on December 4, 2019 in Burr Ridge.  The Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board and staff cordially invite you to join us in honoring him by attending the reception and / or placing a message in our commemorative booklet. 

Click here to see commemorative booklet details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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