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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
Robert Paul, President
309-830-8353
# 2 - Champaign County
          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
Lamarcus Williams, President
217-413-3577
#5 - Elgin Trades Council 
AFL-CIO
Ed Hanson, President
847-293-4913
#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 - Mideastern Illinois Labor 
          Council
Dan Kimball, President
217-234-4609
Call for Information

#11 - North Central Illinois Labor 
          Council 
Frank Gravina, President

630-393-1701

#12 - Northeastern Illinois 
          AFL-CIO
Patrick Statter, President
847-294-5064
#13 - Northwest Illinois Central 
          Labor Council
David Fellenzer, Treasurer
815-821-4354
#14 - Quad-Cities Federation of 
           Labor 
Dan Gosa, President
309-788-1303
#15 - Rockford United Labor         
          AFL-CIO
Sara Dorner, 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
VACANT, President / Call Amy Rueff
217-492-2633
#19 - Vermilion County 
          Federation of Labor 
Oscar Williams, President
217-443-1128
#20 - West Central Illinois 
          Labor Council 
Lisa UpHoff, President
309-672-1967
#21 - Western Trades & Labor 
          Assembly 
Steve Marold, President
309-645-4903
Call for Information
#22 - Will & Grundy Counties 
          Trades & Labor Council
Mark Dowdle, President
815-529-0686


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