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Laborers' Local Union 309
2835 7th Avenue

Rock Island, IL 61201

Phone: (309) 786-5479
Fax: (309) 786-5486

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WEINGARTEN RIGHTS

 

 

POLITICS

Through the collective voice of our membership, we promote the election of local, state and federal politicians who support legislation and government policy which is beneficial to working men and women. We seek to focus our voting power toward aiding those who share and support the values and ideals of working families.

 

PURPOSE

Did you know?
 

bulletYou and your union Build America by being crucial to the construction industry.
 
bulletActivity at the Statehouse in the coming months will directly affect you, your family, and your community.
 
bulletIt is not just the elections that make a difference - now is the time to fight for our jobs.

 

 

WHY BOTHER?

 

bulletThe impact of politics on your life is unquestionable and unavoidable.
 
bulletThe impact of government on your community is also clear.

 

 

THROUGH POLITICS, WE HAVE WON ...
 
bulletPrevailing wages in construction (1931)
 
bulletSocial Security and Unemployment Insurance (1935)
 
bulletRights to join unions (1935)
 
bulletMinimum wage and overtime (1938)
 
bulletWorkers compensation (state laws)
 
bulletCivil rights protection (1964)
 
bulletMedicare (1965)
 
bulletProtection from age discrimination (1968)
 
bulletWorkplace safety and health protections (1970)
 
bulletProtections for the disabled (1992)
 
bulletFamily and medical leave (1993)

 

 

HOW GOVERNMENT AFFECTS YOUR WORK HOURS
 
bulletResponsible labor agreements
 
bulletBest value contracting
 
bulletResponsible bidder contracts
 
bulletWorker classification/independent contractor issues