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      According to the AFL-CIO Executive Pay Watch charts, the average CEO of an Illinois corporation makes 289 times more than the average Illinois worker.   The average Illinois worker makes $46,338 annually.  The average Illinois CEO makes $13 million-plus annually.
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      On the southside of Chicago is the storied neighborhood of Pullman.  It was established by railroad car builder George Pullman in the 1880s as his company town for his factory. During a pivotal labor battle in 1894, Pullman became a testing ground for worker rights, as the U.S. Government was used to suppress the Pullman strike and boycott.
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      If there is an on-the-job dispute, a good union member  reaches first for the contract.    “What does the contract say?” quickly decides what happens when labor and management disagree. But what if the court says you don’t have to live by the contract? On March 24, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on two labor questions.
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      A new hotel and conference center, adjoining the Colesium, is under discussion for Downtown Bloomington.  The complex would use the Front & Center block, re-using the Commerce Bank Building and the old Montgomery Ward's store.  For more information, see http://www.webelieveinbloomington.com/

      You work hard, you pay your taxes, you take care of your children -- yet it seems you are always falling behind. A recent corporate merger announcement reminds us again of how messed up our economic system is. Two giant, profitable drug companies announced a merger, a $160 billion  proposition.  Pfizer (Lipitor, Viagra) and Allergan (Botox) are going to combine their companies.
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      Here is a flickr photo file of yesterday's send off for Mitsubishi Motors workers, members of UAW 2488.  Thank you to everyone who came out and our best wishes and heartfelt thoughts for a talented and hard-working group that are losing their jobs.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/59632003@N07/albums/72157661665998055



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      Illinois CEOs make 289 times the average worker

      According to the AFL-CIO Executive Pay Watch charts, the average CEO of an Illinois corporation makes 289 times more than the average Illinois worker.   The average Illinois worker makes $46,338 annually.  The average Illinois CEO makes $13 million-plus annually.
      Read More...

      E-votes can aid labor history site

      On the southside of Chicago is the storied neighborhood of Pullman.  It was established by railroad car builder George Pullman in the 1880s as his company town for his factory. During a pivotal labor battle in 1894, Pullman became a testing ground for worker rights, as the U.S. Government was used to suppress the Pullman strike and boycott.
      Read More...

      Doesn't Illinois have to live by its word?

      If there is an on-the-job dispute, a good union member  reaches first for the contract.    “What does the contract say?” quickly decides what happens when labor and management disagree. But what if the court says you don’t have to live by the contract? On March 24, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on two labor questions.
      Read More...

      Downtown Bloomington Hotel could spur jobs

      A new hotel and conference center, adjoining the Colesium, is under discussion for Downtown Bloomington.  The complex would use the Front & Center block, re-using the Commerce Bank Building and the old Montgomery Ward's store.  For more information, see http://http://www.webelieveinbloomington.

      Big Pharma merger - no wonder people are angry

      You work hard, you pay your taxes, you take care of your children -- yet it seems you are always falling behind. A recent corporate merger announcement reminds us again of how messed up our economic system is. Two giant, profitable drug companies announced a merger, a $160 billion  proposition.  Pfizer (Lipitor, Viagra) and Allergan (Botox) are going to combine their companies.
      Read More...

      Mitsubishi - UAW 2488 farewell on Nov 24

      Here is a flickr photo file of the Nov. 24 send off for Mitsubishi Motors workers, members of UAW 2488.  Thank you to everyone who came out and our best wishes and heartfelt thoughts for a talented and hard-working group that are losing their jobs.  https://www.flickr.


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