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May 12-15, 2016
Regina V. Polk Women's Labor Leadership Conference (The Polk School)

Hosted by the Regina V. Polk Labor Leadership Conference

Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton, IL


A multi-day, residential training for women workers who want to develop their leadership skills.  It doesn't matter if you are new to the

labor movement or a long-time activist, youwill leave The Polk School with new skills, re-energized and ready to fight the next fight. 

New this year - A wellness workshop, Yoga, and meditation with Jodi Adams.  Cost is $675 and includes instruction, lodging, food,

and optional shuttle service to and from the Alton Amtrak station.  Scholarships are available for first time attendees.  For more

information go to or email - call 312-413-0166 and "like" us on Facebook.

 Click here for details.


May 14, 2016
NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Hosted by local NALC branches, Central Labor Councils, United Ways and the U. S. Postal Service

Various cities in Illinois


In it's 24th year, the nation's largest one-day food drive will promote giving back to local communities.  Place a bag of unopened,

non-perishale food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers their mail on Saturday, May 14, and the carrier will do the rest. 

Once collected, the food is taken back to the postal station, sorted and delivered by union volunteers to area food banks or pantries for

needy families.  For more information you can contact your local AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison or click here for information

from the National AFL-CIO.

May 18, 2016
"Rauner is Wrong" Rally

Hosted by Illinois working families, Springfield, IL


Join your union brothers and sisters at a rally to protest Gov. Rauner's attacks on unions.  Wednesday, May 18, meet at 11:00 AM at the

corner of 5th St. and Washington St. (just north of the old State Capitol).  March to the Governor's mansion and then Rally in front of the

Capitol.  Bus parking will be at the Illinois State Fairgrounds - busses can drop participants off at the meeting point and pick them

back up around 2:00 pm.  Contact Amy Rueff at 217-492-2633 or for more information.

Click Here for the rally flyer.  Click here and click here for maps.


June 6, 2016
Illinois AFL-CIO COPE Golf Outing

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

The Rail Golf Course, 1400 S. Club House Dr., Springfield, IL


The Illinois AFL-CIO COPE Golf Outing will be held on June 6 at The RAIL golf course in Springfield.  There will be a 1 PM shotgun start

and dinner at 6 PM.  The following sponsorships are available:  Gold Sponsor $3000, Silver Sponsor $2000, Hole Sponsor $250. 

Cost is $200 per player - dinner only is $50.  For more information contact Terri Payne at 217-492-2622 or to download the information

Click here.


June 7, 2016
Illinois AFL-CIO COPE Endorsements - General Elections

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

TBD, Springfield, IL


The Illinois AFL-CIO will be inviting affiliates to attend the COPE Endorsement session for the 2016 General Elections.  Each local

union will receive credentials in the mail and will be required to return them to the Illinois AFL-CIO.


September 5, 2016
Labor Day



September 28-30, 2016
Illinois AFL-CIO 42nd Constitutional Convention

Hosted by Illinois AFL-CIO

Details coming soon - Rosemont, IL


Join us for the Illinois AFL-CIO 42nd Constitutional Convention.














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