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January 2018 Building Opportunities for the Next Generation

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  • Right to Work Threat Continues in Indiana

    Local 150 members have been closely watching the threat of “right to work” legislation in Indiana over the past few weeks, and on Monday afternoon, the anti-union legislation was passed out of committee by a vote of 8-5, with all …

  • Indiana Labor Laws Under Attack

    On Tuesday, February 15th, an Indiana House Committee will consider a bill that would ban the use of project labor agreements (PLA’s) and ban the Common Construction Wage. PLA’s and prevailing wage laws are sacred to labor, and we need to …

  • UPDATE: Illinois Supreme Court Approves Stay for $31B Capital Plan

    This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court approved a stay requested by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. This stay effectively puts last week’s ruling by an Appellate Court to rest until the Supreme Court rules on the appeal. The Appellate Court …

  • Illinois Court Strikes Down Capital Bill Funding; Quinn Promises Immediate Appeal

    ​Today, an Illinois Appellate Court declared the laws providing approximately half of the funding for the $31 billion capital bill unconstitutional. This threatens the future of thousands of projects and tens of thousands of jobs. The law was deemed unconstitutional …

  • January IDOT Project Letting Includes Massive Road and Bridge Jobs

    On January 21, the Illinois Department of Transportation performed its first letting of the year, which included some very large road and bridge projects throughout Local 150’s jurisdiction within Illinois. The projects in IDOT lettings are funded largely by the …

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