BAC Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois

The District Council wants to see your Proud Union Homes! Send pictures featuring your Proud Union Home signs and you will be entered into a special raffle at our Annual Members' BBQ in August.

Gubernatorial primary candidate J. B. Pritzker and State Comptroler candidate Susanna Mendoza stopped by your Union hall this week for a "town hall" type event and discussion. 

Photos from our annual members barbecue that was held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  Approximately 550 ADC members attended.  There was food, drink, prizes and a good time was had by all.  

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
- Barack Obama

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Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty. — Samuel Gompers

Recent News

One of the issues that is decided by the Illinois State Senate and Illinois House along with the Governor are so called “Right to Work” laws and Illinois becoming a “Right to Work” state.  Currently Illinois is not a “Right to Work” state; it is a free bargaining state. 26 states are “Right to Work” mostly in the South but our neighboring states of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan have all recently gone “Right to Work”.    What exactly is “Right to Work”? 

The District Council participated in the 10th Ward Labor Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  We marched with Illinois Comptroller Susanna Mendoza, a proud advocate for working families in Illinois.  The parade has grown to include most Labor Unions in Chicago.  The parade celebrates the long history of organized labor and honors the  struggles that our predecessors in organized labor endured to give us the benefits we enjoy today.  Below are pictures from the event.

Officers, staff and retirees from ADC 1 spent time volunteering their talents to build the LaGrange Park Veteran's Memorial.  

According to a recent survey by the Associated Press, more than 80% of Americans expect to keep working as they grow older.  For some that may be a choice, because they enjoy working, but for most it is because of limited retirement resources.  It has been said that a secure retirement sits on a “three legged stool” with Social Security, retirement savings including annuities, and pensions being the three “legs” of the stool. 

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