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Central Labor Councils

With nearly one million union members in the state, the Illinois Central Labor Councils are ready for action when it comes to standing up for working family issues.  Through a network of 22 Councils representing local unions in their communities they are clearly connected with the issues & concerns of their members.
Through grassroots organizing the CLCs work within their local communities to ensure that working people, both union and non-union, are represented.  
Local Action
While all CLCs differ in size and resources and their programs vary from area to area they help ensure progress by maintaining standing committees to develop programs tailored around local issues.

By uniting the labor movement and mobilizing the local community around issues that are important to working families, the CLC plays a critical role in local, state, and national issues.   They are “where the action is” on political campaigns and Get Out The Vote efforts.

The Voice of Labor


Central Labor Councils are the voice of labor in local communities.  They work with local unions to build solidarity and promote the following:
  • Membership Communication
  • Educational Forums
  • Local Union Support
  • Community Coalitions
  • Activist Recruitment
  • Organizing
  • Rallies and Events
  • Community Service Projects
  • Get Out The Vote
  • Political Activities 
  • Issue Campaigns
  • Labor Day Parades
  • Union Member Recognition
#1 - bloomington-normal trades & Labor assembly
Ron Morehead, President
309-828-3222
# 2 - Champaign co. afl-cio  _________________________
Matt Kelly, President
217-621-4638
#3 - Chicago federation of labor   
Bob Reiter, President
312-222-1000
#4 - decatur trades & Labor assembly, AFL-CIO
Bill Francisco, President
217-428-3013
#5 - elgin trades council _____________________
Dan McLaughlin, President
630-688-9849
#6 - Galesburg trades and labor assembly, afl-cio
Randall Bryan, President
309-342-7015
#7 - greater madison county federation of labor
B. Dean Webb, President
618-259-8558
#8 - illinois valley federation of labor, afl-cio
Dan Mercer, President
815-725-0402
#9 - kankakee federation of labor, AFL-CIO
Mike Smith, President
815-932-1726
#10 - mideastrn illinois labor council
Dan Kimball, President
217-234-4609
Call for Information
#11 - North central illinois labor council 
Bill Habel, President
630-393-1701
#12 - northeastern illinois         afl-cio
Patrick Statter, President
847-294-5064
#13 - northwest illinois central labor council
Steve Jennings, President
815-262-9432
#14 - quad-city federation of labor 
Dino Leone, President
309-738-3193
#15 - rockford united labor ________________________
Bill Corey, President
815-968-1411
#16 - southern illinois central labor council
Steve Hughart, President
618-559-6035
#17 - southwestern illinois central labor council
Scot Luchtefeld, President
618-340-8300
#18 - springfield and central IL trades  & labor council
Diana Carlile, President
217-494-8442
#19 - vermilion county federation of labor 
Mike Dodge, President
217-799-0739
#20 - west central illinois labor council 
Tom McLaughlin, President
309-657-6379
#21 - western trades & labor assembly 
Steve Marold, President
309-645-4903
Call for Information
#22 - will & grundy Counties  trades & Labor council
Mark Leasure, President
815-830-3414


For more information contact Illinois AFL-CIO Resource Director - Amy Rueff at 217-492-2633