Pictures from the 2018 ADC Barbeque.  Special guests included J.B.

Congratulations to ADC President Jim Allen who received the Rerum Novarum Award  for labor from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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. 

A crowd of Union members and area residents heard Pritzker outline his plans for Illinois including his plan to expand healthcare for all Illinois families and to make Illinois a leader in early childhood education.  The largest applause of the evening came when Pritzker stated the three words that Union members will never have to worry about in Illinois when he is Governor are the words "right to work". 

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 2018 R.E. Shepherd Scholarship Fund Golf Outing was held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Bloomingdale Golf Club.  Robert E. Shepherd was the Business Manager of the Ceramic Tile Layers Local 67 for over 20  years, and was later selected to be Vice President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.  

The scholarships are awarded each year to the children of union members.  Five recipients each received a $5,000 scholarship toward their college education: 

Maeve Catherine Bernero, who will be attending Oakton Community College.

ADC President Jim Allen addresses the striking hotel workers rally. 

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.