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      The University of Illinois and University of Michigan recently teamed up to study, what would happen if a union state like Illinois suddenly went “right to work,” weakening unions.
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      With Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner advocating local "right to work" laws, it is important to ask, what is a "right to work" law and what does it mean for workers' and their unions.
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      Despite stating that voters want “a government where people come together to solve problems and get things done,” Governor Bruce Rauner (R) gave one of the most divisive speeches in memory, blaming unions for everything from high taxes to inflated construction costs.
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      Walking picket is no fun. It’s lonely to stand on a street corner, ignored by non-union workers and often called names we can’t print here. Yet picketing is one of those age-old tactics that is still effective, an exercise in good ol’ American free speech and a very basic defense of union rights. A picket is a public statement of a wrong.
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      Over 400 children enjoyed the 32nd annual Children's Christmas Party for Unemployed Families, co-sponsored by the Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly (AFL-CIO) and the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, as a joint labor-management activity.  A full album of photos is available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/59632003@N07/sets/72157649750421005/


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      University of Illinois study shows "right to work" (for less) would harm Illinois workers

      The University of Illinois and University of Michigan recently teamed up to study, what would happen if a union state like Illinois suddenly went “right to work,” weakening unions.
      Read More...

      What is so-called "right to work?"

      With Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner advocating local "right to work" laws, it is important to ask, what is a "right to work" law and what does it mean for workers' and their unions.
      Read More...

      IL Gov Rauner gives factually challenged state of the state address

      Despite stating that voters want “a government where people come together to solve problems and get things done,” Governor Bruce Rauner (R) gave one of the most divisive speeches in memory, blaming unions for everything from high taxes to inflated construction costs.
      Read More...

      Why we picket

      Walking picket is no fun. It’s lonely to stand on a street corner, ignored by non-union workers and often called names we can’t print here. Yet picketing is one of those age-old tactics that is still effective, an exercise in good ol’ American free speech and a very basic defense of union rights. A picket is a public statement of a wrong.
      Read More...

      32nd Annual Children's Christmas Party for unemployed families

      Over 400 children enjoyed the 32nd annual Children's Christmas Party for Unemployed Families, co-sponsored by the Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly (AFL-CIO) and the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, as a joint labor-management activity.  A full album of photos is available at https://www.flickr.


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