Justice - Honor - Strength

We are over 20,000 of the Chicago area's hardest working and most dedicated union construction and public service professionals. We advocate for fair wages and benefits and work to protect the standard of living for all union construction workers and public employees.

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IDOT Shutdown Could Cost Thousands of Jobs and Millions of Dollars
June 20, 2017 - LECET

A protracted shutdown of planned road and bridge projects could shrink the Illinois economy by nearl…

¿Qué es una ley de derecho al trabajo?
June 15, 2017 - CLDC

¿Qué es una ley de derecho al trabajo? "Derecho al trabajo" es el nombre de una pol&ia…

What Are Right-to-Work Laws?
June 15, 2017 - CLDC

What Are Right-to-Work Laws? “Right to work” is the name for a policy designed to take a…

The Legislative Attack on American Wages and Labor Standards
June 8, 2017 - CLDC

One of Gov. Rauner's first executive actions in 2015 was to overturn many of Gov. Quinn's executive …

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Workers' Compensation Reform
May 30, 2017 - CLDC

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Senate Democrats made good Friday on their pledge to pick apart the w…

Right-to-Work 101: Why These Laws Hurt Our Economy, Our Society, and Our Democracy
May 25, 2017 - CLDC

Since his election over two years ago, Governor Bruce Rauner has refused to sign any budget unless t…

Most Voters Support Prevailing Wage on Public Infrastructure Projects
May 18, 2017 - CLDC

Washington, D.C: A new national survey shows that strong majorities of Democrats and Republicans eac…

Chicago Laborers’ District Council Endorses JB Pritzker for Democratic Nominee for Illinois Governor
May 17, 2017 - CLDC

Chicago Laborers’ District Council Endorses JB Pritzker for Democratic Nominee for Illinois Go…

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  • Chicagoland Laborers' District Council Training and Apprentice Fund

    Chicagoland Laborers' District Council Training and Apprentice Fund

    The story of the Chicagoland Laborers' District Council Training and Apprentice Fund began over 25 years ago, in the summer of 1986. The program was designed to provide something vital: training and… More >>


  • Laborers-Employers Cooperation Education Trust (LECET)

    Laborers-Employers Cooperation Education Trust (LECET)

    The Chicago Area Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) is a joint labor-management trust that brings Laborers and their Local unions together with Signatory Contractor… More >>


  • Labor-Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC)

    Labor-Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC)

    The Labor-Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC) builds bridges and cooperation between labor & management by encouraging discussions and resolutions to issues affecting the construction… More >>

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