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It's "Trench Safety Month." Read more about what's being done to keep workers safe on the job.https://www2.illinois.gov/...
06/14/2021

It's "Trench Safety Month." Read more about what's being done to keep workers safe on the job.

https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/06.14.21%20IDOL%20Trench%20Safety%20Release.pdf

It's "Trench Safety Month." Read more about what's being done to keep workers safe on the job.

https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/06.14.21%20IDOL%20Trench%20Safety%20Release.pdf

As summer approaches and the temperature rises, the Illinois Department of Labor is warning workers to pay attention to ...
06/07/2021

As summer approaches and the temperature rises, the Illinois Department of Labor is warning workers to pay attention to heat and humidity, which can be deadly.

https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/06.07.21%20IDOL%20Heat%20Hazards%20Release.pdf

As summer approaches and the temperature rises, the Illinois Department of Labor is warning workers to pay attention to heat and humidity, which can be deadly.

https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/06.07.21%20IDOL%20Heat%20Hazards%20Release.pdf

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is  partnering with the Chicago Chamber of Commerce (CCC) t...
05/24/2021

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is partnering with the Chicago Chamber of Commerce (CCC) to present Developing Downtown: Reimagining the Lasalle Street Corridor on Thursday, June 3, at 11am. Register here: https://lnkd.in/e2umdqV
CMS recently released the request for proposal for the sale of the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) which presents a unique opportunity for developers and opens up numerous possibilities for Chicago’s Central Business District.

In this session, CCC President and CEO Jack Lavin will lead a panel discussion featuring Cleveland Avenue Managing Director, former Deputy Mayor and World Business Chicago CEO Andy Zopp, CMS Director Janel Forde who will provide an overview of the JRTC sale, Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Director Sylvia Garcia who will discuss what a sale of this magnitude means for Chicago and the opportunities it brings to the Lasalle Street Corridor and the Chicago Loop business community.

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is partnering with the Chicago Chamber of Commerce (CCC) to present Developing Downtown: Reimagining the Lasalle Street Corridor on Thursday, June 3, at 11am. Register here: https://lnkd.in/e2umdqV
CMS recently released the request for proposal for the sale of the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) which presents a unique opportunity for developers and opens up numerous possibilities for Chicago’s Central Business District.

In this session, CCC President and CEO Jack Lavin will lead a panel discussion featuring Cleveland Avenue Managing Director, former Deputy Mayor and World Business Chicago CEO Andy Zopp, CMS Director Janel Forde who will provide an overview of the JRTC sale, Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Director Sylvia Garcia who will discuss what a sale of this magnitude means for Chicago and the opportunities it brings to the Lasalle Street Corridor and the Chicago Loop business community.

Things are finally opening up and fair season is approaching. That's busy season for the Illinois Department of Labor ri...
05/19/2021

Things are finally opening up and fair season is approaching. That's busy season for the Illinois Department of Labor ride inspectors who inspect more than 4,000 rides in Illinois each year to help keep the public safe. See more here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/IDOL%20Amusement%20Ride%20Inspection.pdf

Things are finally opening up and fair season is approaching. That's busy season for the Illinois Department of Labor ride inspectors who inspect more than 4,000 rides in Illinois each year to help keep the public safe. See more here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/IDOL%20Amusement%20Ride%20Inspection.pdf

Falls on construction sites remain the leading cause of death for construction workers. May 3-7 is National Safety Stand...
04/28/2021

Falls on construction sites remain the leading cause of death for construction workers. May 3-7 is National Safety Stand Down Week to Prevent Falls in Construction. Learn more about the week and how to prevent falls here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/04.28.21Fallpreventionrelease.pdf

Falls on construction sites remain the leading cause of death for construction workers. May 3-7 is National Safety Stand Down Week to Prevent Falls in Construction. Learn more about the week and how to prevent falls here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/04.28.21Fallpreventionrelease.pdf

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day and  the Illinois Department of Labor and Illinois OSHA want to remind everyone that tr...
04/28/2021

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day and the Illinois Department of Labor and Illinois OSHA want to remind everyone that tragically thousands of workers perish on the job each year. They should be in our thoughts today. April 28 also is the 50th anniversary of the creation of the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), which was enacted in 1971. Over the past five decades, job safety has become more and more of a focus. But one workplace death is one too many. It is the goal and desire of IDOL and OSHA that every person who goes to work comes home safely at the end of each day. OSHA is paying a special tribute to the many essential workers who have braved the dangers of COVID-19 over the past year to attend their jobs, and particularly to those who have been sickened or tragically died due to the pandemic. You can participate virtually in this tribute at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpISaIu5dx8

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day and the Illinois Department of Labor and Illinois OSHA want to remind everyone that tragically thousands of workers perish on the job each year. They should be in our thoughts today. April 28 also is the 50th anniversary of the creation of the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), which was enacted in 1971. Over the past five decades, job safety has become more and more of a focus. But one workplace death is one too many. It is the goal and desire of IDOL and OSHA that every person who goes to work comes home safely at the end of each day. OSHA is paying a special tribute to the many essential workers who have braved the dangers of COVID-19 over the past year to attend their jobs, and particularly to those who have been sickened or tragically died due to the pandemic. You can participate virtually in this tribute at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpISaIu5dx8

REMINDER:The Illinois Department of Labor in Springfield is in a new location -- 524 S. Second Street, the Lincoln Tower...
04/21/2021

REMINDER:
The Illinois Department of Labor in Springfield is in a new location -- 524 S. Second Street, the Lincoln Tower Plaza Building. All phone numbers remain the same. More details here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/IDOL%20is%20moving.pdf

REMINDER:
The Illinois Department of Labor in Springfield is in a new location -- 524 S. Second Street, the Lincoln Tower Plaza Building. All phone numbers remain the same. More details here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/IDOL%20is%20moving.pdf

Planting season is upon us and that means it's time to share the road with farm machinery. Be patient. Be Safe. See more...
04/07/2021

Planting season is upon us and that means it's time to share the road with farm machinery. Be patient. Be Safe. See more:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/Spring%20Planting%20Safety.pdf

Planting season is upon us and that means it's time to share the road with farm machinery. Be patient. Be Safe. See more:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/Spring%20Planting%20Safety.pdf

Grain quality can have a major impact on grain bin safety. Learn more about grain bin safety with today's free webinar a...
03/31/2021

Grain quality can have a major impact on grain bin safety. Learn more about grain bin safety with today's free webinar as part of Stand Up 4 Grain Bin Safety Week. You can register for the free webinar here: https://standup4grainsafety.org/stand-up-week/wednesday/

Grain quality can have a major impact on grain bin safety. Learn more about grain bin safety with today's free webinar as part of Stand Up 4 Grain Bin Safety Week. You can register for the free webinar here: https://standup4grainsafety.org/stand-up-week/wednesday/

Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week starts today. You can still sign up for free daily webinars, which begin at 10 a.m. each mo...
03/29/2021

Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week starts today. You can still sign up for free daily webinars, which begin at 10 a.m. each morning. See more here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/Stand%20Up%204%20Grain%20Safety%20Week%202021.pdf

Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week starts today. You can still sign up for free daily webinars, which begin at 10 a.m. each morning. See more here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/Stand%20Up%204%20Grain%20Safety%20Week%202021.pdf

March 29 through April 2 is Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week. Sign up for free safety webinars. See more here: https://www2....
03/24/2021

March 29 through April 2 is Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week. Sign up for free safety webinars. See more here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/Stand%20Up%204%20Grain%20Safety%20Week%202021.pdf

March 29 through April 2 is Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week. Sign up for free safety webinars. See more here:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/Stand%20Up%204%20Grain%20Safety%20Week%202021.pdf

Today, March 24, 2021, is designated in Illinois by Senate Resolution 149 as Equal Pay Day. As the resolution says, equa...
03/24/2021

Today, March 24, 2021, is designated in Illinois by Senate Resolution 149 as Equal Pay Day. As the resolution says, equal pay is a priority for all women and for our society at large. It is unfortunate but important to note that March 24 symbolizes how far into this year a woman must work, on average, to earn the same amount as a man earned by the end of last year. Women of color have to work even longer to reach parity -- Black women, August 3; Native American women, September 8; Latinas, October 21. #equalpayday2021

Today, March 24, 2021, is designated in Illinois by Senate Resolution 149 as Equal Pay Day. As the resolution says, equal pay is a priority for all women and for our society at large. It is unfortunate but important to note that March 24 symbolizes how far into this year a woman must work, on average, to earn the same amount as a man earned by the end of last year. Women of color have to work even longer to reach parity -- Black women, August 3; Native American women, September 8; Latinas, October 21. #equalpayday2021

Today Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation that adds conviction record protections to the IL Human Rights Act. Effect...
03/23/2021

Today Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation that adds conviction record protections to the IL Human Rights Act. Effective immediately, IL employers can no longer disqualify applicants or employees with conviction records, unless substantially related to the job. Any person who believes they are experiencing discrimination at work or with a potential job because of their conviction record can now file a charge of discrimination with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Check out the IDHR’s FAQ here: https://bit.ly/3lHiLHS. @Illinois_DHR

Today Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation that adds conviction record protections to the IL Human Rights Act. Effective immediately, IL employers can no longer disqualify applicants or employees with conviction records, unless substantially related to the job. Any person who believes they are experiencing discrimination at work or with a potential job because of their conviction record can now file a charge of discrimination with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Check out the IDHR’s FAQ here: https://bit.ly/3lHiLHS. @Illinois_DHR

In recognition of Women's History Month, the Illinois Department of Labor honors the women who have led the agency:Direc...
03/17/2021

In recognition of Women's History Month, the Illinois Department of Labor honors the women who have led the agency:
Director Gwen Martin (1987-1991)
Director Shinae Chun (1991-1999)
Acting Director Esther Lopez (2003-2004)
Director Catherine Shannon (2007-2011)
Acting Director Anna Hui (2017)

Thank you for your service.
#womenshistorymonth

Agnes Nestor was ahead of her time simply by being a female labor leader in Chicago at the turn of the 20th Century, but...
03/10/2021

Agnes Nestor was ahead of her time simply by being a female labor leader in Chicago at the turn of the 20th Century, but her ideas were ahead of their time as well – organizing female workers, securing shorter work days and better working conditions and running for elected office at a time when women had just earned the right to vote. Her leadership roles in the International Glove Workers Union and the Women’s Trading Center raised her profile in both labor and political circles. She used those connections to promote the Illinois Equal Suffrage Act, which passed in 1913 making Illinois women among the first able to vote for president and local officials. Nestor considered women’s suffrage manifestly linked with the fight for better working conditions. #WomensHistoryMonth

Agnes Nestor was ahead of her time simply by being a female labor leader in Chicago at the turn of the 20th Century, but her ideas were ahead of their time as well – organizing female workers, securing shorter work days and better working conditions and running for elected office at a time when women had just earned the right to vote. Her leadership roles in the International Glove Workers Union and the Women’s Trading Center raised her profile in both labor and political circles. She used those connections to promote the Illinois Equal Suffrage Act, which passed in 1913 making Illinois women among the first able to vote for president and local officials. Nestor considered women’s suffrage manifestly linked with the fight for better working conditions. #WomensHistoryMonth

Are you owed wages? On-line filing of wage claims with IDOL is fast and efficient. Go to https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/...
03/03/2021

Are you owed wages? On-line filing of wage claims with IDOL is fast and efficient. Go to https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Pages/Complaints.aspx to start the process. You’ll create an account once and then be able to file online. Just click on NEW ONLINE SYSTEM

Are you owed wages? On-line filing of wage claims with IDOL is fast and efficient. Go to https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Pages/Complaints.aspx to start the process. You’ll create an account once and then be able to file online. Just click on NEW ONLINE SYSTEM

March is National Ladder Safety Month. Falls from ladders are a major cause of injury in the United States. Using the ri...
03/01/2021

March is National Ladder Safety Month. Falls from ladders are a major cause of injury in the United States. Using the right ladder and following some basic safety rules can keep you safe. See more:

https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/March%20National%20Ladder%20Safety%20Month.pdf

March is National Ladder Safety Month. Falls from ladders are a major cause of injury in the United States. Using the right ladder and following some basic safety rules can keep you safe. See more:

https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/March%20National%20Ladder%20Safety%20Month.pdf

The Illinois Department of Labor in Springfield is heading to a new building next month located at 524 S. Second Street,...
02/24/2021

The Illinois Department of Labor in Springfield is heading to a new building next month located at 524 S. Second Street, the Lincoln Tower Plaza Building. See more:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/IDOL%20is%20moving.pdf

The Illinois Department of Labor in Springfield is heading to a new building next month located at 524 S. Second Street, the Lincoln Tower Plaza Building. See more:https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/News/Documents/IDOL%20is%20moving.pdf

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, an AFL-CIO-affiliated union that describes itself as “the fiercely independent v...
02/22/2021

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, an AFL-CIO-affiliated union that describes itself as “the fiercely independent voice of black workers within the trade union movement,” began after a meeting in Chicago in 1972. At that meeting at the LaSalle Hotel, 1,200 black union officials and rank and file members from 37 national unions met to discuss forming a new organization to better represent black union members, a mission it continues to pursue today. #blackhistorymonth2021

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, an AFL-CIO-affiliated union that describes itself as “the fiercely independent voice of black workers within the trade union movement,” began after a meeting in Chicago in 1972. At that meeting at the LaSalle Hotel, 1,200 black union officials and rank and file members from 37 national unions met to discuss forming a new organization to better represent black union members, a mission it continues to pursue today. #blackhistorymonth2021

Willard Saxby Townsend served in France in WWI, studied medicine and chemistry in Canada and worked as a "red cap" porte...
02/16/2021

Willard Saxby Townsend served in France in WWI, studied medicine and chemistry in Canada and worked as a "red cap" porter in Chicago. That last job is the reason Townsend is remembered today. He successfully fought for better pay and working conditions for railroad baggage porters through unionization and was eventually elevated to vice-president and executive council member of the newly merged AFL-CIO union in 1955 - making him one of the first African-Americans to serve in such a capacity. Townsend suggested democracy can only survive "if its advocates fight just as hard for the positive values of equality, labor and justice as its enemies fight for the negative values of racism, terror and exploitation".
#blackhistorymonth2021

Willard Saxby Townsend served in France in WWI, studied medicine and chemistry in Canada and worked as a "red cap" porter in Chicago. That last job is the reason Townsend is remembered today. He successfully fought for better pay and working conditions for railroad baggage porters through unionization and was eventually elevated to vice-president and executive council member of the newly merged AFL-CIO union in 1955 - making him one of the first African-Americans to serve in such a capacity. Townsend suggested democracy can only survive "if its advocates fight just as hard for the positive values of equality, labor and justice as its enemies fight for the negative values of racism, terror and exploitation".
#blackhistorymonth2021

Free Frank McWorter was born a slave, became a businessman and eventually was the first African American to found a town...
02/08/2021

Free Frank McWorter was born a slave, became a businessman and eventually was the first African American to found a town in America – New Philadelphia in Pike County. McWorter, was born in 1777 and died prior to the Civil War in 1854. In 1836 after moving from Kentucky to Illinois, he platted the village of New Philadelphia on 80 acres, land he had purchased from the federal government for $100. Money McWorter earned from selling lots allowed him to buy the freedom of his remaining children and grandchildren who were held as slaves in Kentucky. The railroad bypassing New Philadelphia led to the end of the town by 1885, but today the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark. #blackhistorymonth2021

Free Frank McWorter was born a slave, became a businessman and eventually was the first African American to found a town in America – New Philadelphia in Pike County. McWorter, was born in 1777 and died prior to the Civil War in 1854. In 1836 after moving from Kentucky to Illinois, he platted the village of New Philadelphia on 80 acres, land he had purchased from the federal government for $100. Money McWorter earned from selling lots allowed him to buy the freedom of his remaining children and grandchildren who were held as slaves in Kentucky. The railroad bypassing New Philadelphia led to the end of the town by 1885, but today the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark. #blackhistorymonth2021

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