TRI-CITY BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL 2022 ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

TRI-CITY BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADE COUNCIL 2022 ELECTION ENDORSEMENT LIST NOVEMBER 8, 2022   FEDERAL ELECTIONS U.S. Senate (IL)                                 Tammy Duckworth U.S. Senate (IA)                                 Mike Franken Congress 17th District (IL)                  Eric Sorensen Congress 1st District (IA)                   Christina Bohannan Congress 2nd District (IA)                 Liz Mathis   ILLINOIS STATE OFFICES Illinois Governor                                JB Pritzker Illinois Attorney … Read more

National Apprenticeship Week Proclamation

TRI-CITY BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL PROCLAMATION NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP AWARENESS & APPRECIATION WEEK NOVEMBER 8th – 14th, 2020 WHEREAS,  the Tri-City Building & Construction Trades Council recognizes the urgent needs of the construction unions to train and maintain the most highly skilled trained workforce capable of meeting the needs of the industries in which we … Read more

BUILDING TRADES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP ENDING COVID-19 STIMULUS NEGOTIATIONS

NABTU STATEMENT ON TRUMP ENDING COVID-19 RELIEF NEGOTIATIONS UNTIL AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WASHINGTON, DC – October 6, 2020 – North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement in response to President Trump ending COVID-19 relief negotiations until after the presidential election: “I am appalled at President Trump’s decision today … Read more

Tri-City Building Trades Council 2020 Election Endorsements

2020 ELECTION ENDORSEMENT LIST NOVEMBER 3, 2020 TRI-CITY BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL FEDERAL ELECTIONS President Joe Biden U.S. Senate (IL) Richard Durbin U.S. Senate (IA) Theresa Greenfield Congress 17th District (IL) Cheri Bustos Congress 2nd District (IA) Rita Hart Congress 1st District (IA) Abby Finkenauer ILLINOIS STATE OFFICES Illinois House District 72 Mike Halpin … Read more

HISTORY OF LABOR DAY

History of Labor Day Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our … Read more

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD THANK A UNION

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD THANK A UNION Below is a brief history of the many employment benefits and laws that have been enacted because of the hard work America’s unions have done for our nation’s workforce.  On Labor Day please take time to thank your union.  WHAT HAVE UNIONS DONE FOR THE AMERICAN WORKER: Retirement … Read more

CONSTRUCTION DEEMED ESSENTIAL SERVICE

NEWS UPDATE Construction Deemed An Essential Service During “Shelter in Place” Order As you know, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a statewide “Shelter in Place” order starting  (3-21-20) at 5:00 p.m. through April 7th. The shelter in place directive allows workers who provide “essential services” to provide those services. Pursuant to the order, construction is … Read more

LABOR HISTORY/LABOR ISSUES PRESENTATION

LABOR HISTORY- LABOR ISSUES  PRESENTATION The Tri-City Building & Construction Trades Council invites you to attend a presentation on Labor History & Labor Issues by Robert Bruno, Professor & Director of Labor Education at University of Illinois. Saturday, February 15, 2020 IBEW Local 145 1700 – 52nd Avenue, Moline Program 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) … Read more

Tri-City Building Trades Council Supports National Apprenticeship Week

TRI-CITY BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL PROCLAMATION NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP AWARENESS & APPRECIATION WEEK NOVEMBER 11– 17, 2019 WHEREAS,  the Tri-City Building & Construction Trades Council recognizes the urgent needs of the construction unions to train and maintain the most highly skilled, highly trained workforce capable of meeting the needs of the industries in which we … Read more

Transportation Policy Committee Supports Opting Out of Road Swap

Reject road swap program Quad-City Times Editorial Board May 26, 2019 Updated May 27, 2019 On Tuesday, members of the Bi-State Regional Commission’s Transportation Policy Committee are scheduled to decide whether to take part in the federal aid swap program authorized by the Iowa Legislature in 2017. For months, labor unions and local contractors have been lobbying … Read more