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January 2018 Building Opportunities for the Next Generation

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  • Illinois Tollway Approves $4 Billion Reconstruction of I-294

    This morning, the Illinois Tollway Board voted to approve the complete reconstruction of 22 miles of I-294 with a decisive 8-0 vote. After 60 years, the highway has lived its life and done its job for Illinois residents, and it …

  • $2.5 Billion Route 53 Extension Draws Massive Public Support

    A poll and report released this morning by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute indicate that the vast majority of Lake County supports the extension of Route 53 and Route 120, a major construction project that has been discussed for more than …

  • Why 420? A closer look at IUOE’s Steam Gauge

    We are commonly asked why the needle on the International Union’s steam gauge points to 420 psi, so we wanted to dive a little deeper on it today, on 4/20. This is by no means official. The IUOE steam gauge …

  • President Trump’s Executive Order Limiting H-1B Visas Must Protect U.S. Construction Workers

    “They can’t ship our jobs to Mexico,” construction workers like to say.  But in recent years, we’ve seen large scale construction projects dominated by foreign workers recruited by big corporations to undercut American wages and working conditions.  We’ve seen such …

  • Local 150 VP Kevin Burke: All Politics is Local

    Another round of Local elections in Illinois brought a lot of encouraging news with only a few bad spots. While we saw a few friendly mayors defeated by anti-union challengers, the victories far outnumbered the losses. In Rockford, Tom McNamara …

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