News From: Illinois

by Workers Indepen... | on Nov 16, 2016

Impasse in Illinois

Illinois state union workers are closely watching to see what the state's labor board does. The board could order Governor Bruce Rauner back to the bargaining table with AFSCME state employees or...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 03, 2016

Fair share fees protected in Illinois

For years, those supporting Right to Work (for less) have been trying to attack worker and union protections when they can’t get rid of unions outright.  In Illinois, after Governor Bruce...

by Brian Young | on May 31, 2016

Wall St Billionaire destroying Illinois

For the last 17 months, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has battled with unions and the legislature.  Those battles have led to numerous court cases and 17 months without a state budget. ...

by Guest Post | on Jan 02, 2016

Apprentices making your tools

For decades, the skilled trades have led the way in developing and refining apprenticeships in America and providing businesses a strategy to train for the skills they need. Since its founding in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 16, 2014

LIBN Column: Union ‘blow’ anything but

The war against union workers rages on, and the timing is perfect for the upcoming presidential election.The U.S. Supreme Court recently dealt what pundits are calling a “blow” to public-...