A Memorial Day Message from LiUNA

Memorial Day

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

For many of us this Memorial Day weekend will be unlike any other in our lifetime, as our nation struggles with the health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19. This weekend, many of us will spend time with family and enjoy a day off that marks the transition to summer. But while we have a holiday, tens of thousands of brave men and women in the Armed Services – including many LIUNA members – will have no respite. They and their families accept daily hardships and dangers in order to protect our democracy and freedom.

We owe these patriotic men and women, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice, losing their lives in defense of our nation, a debt of gratitude. This weekend, take a moment to reflect and honor all those who have served. As we do so, let us also continue to build a stronger LIUNA and country, so that returning veterans have opportunities to prosper when their service has ended.

On behalf of myself, LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, and the entire General Executive Board, I wish each and every one of you an enjoyable and meaningful Memorial Day.

Thanks to our members, Cuda Law and BarTucci’s

After eight weeks traveling across the City we have reached full circle to where the appreciation lunches for our dedicated hard working essential members of LiUNA Local 1001 started, BarTucci’s. We would also like to thank Cuda Law for their show of support once again. And we would be remise if we did not mention all of the hard work and time put in by Skip and David coordinating and shooting the video’s at every event. And to those who stepped up to pitch in, Michelle, Ray, Lee, and honestly too many others to list here. Our members have been great through this long pandemic and deserve more thanks and gratitude than we can give them. We will get through this together because:

We’re Union and We Ain’t Going Nowhere! 

 

Please Read this City Memo

Below is an important part of a memo from the Mayor’s office that you should receive from your supervisor but we seriously doubt that so we are posting it for you to read. Please take a minute to read this, it may affect your health and your job.


CITY OF CHICAGO EMPLOYEE ANNOUNCEMENT – MAY 15, 2020

STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK. You have an obligation to help make the workplace safe for all employees, as well as citizens who interact with City employees during work hours. Therefore, you must not come to work, and must notify your supervisor and/orHR liaison, if any of the following applies to you:

• You exhibit any symptoms that could indicate COVID-19 (fever or new/worse cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing);

• You’ve been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results;

• You tested positive for COVID-19; and/or

• You were told by a health care professional to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19.

Employees also have an obligation to report a positive test to the department safety officer to help stop the spread of COVID-19. You will be paid COVID-19 leave if you miss work for any of the reason listed above, and this time off does not affect any of your accrued benefit time. For more information, see the City of Chicago’s Sick Leave Policy Addendum or contact your HR Liaison. If you are absent from work for any of the reasons listed above, the department may require you to telework if you are able to do so. If you violate these policies and knowingly come to work while sick with COVID-19, you face potential discipline.

Again, DO NOT come to work if you have reason to believe you may have COVID-19 based on symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, instructed to quarantine due to exposure to the virus, or tested for COVID19 and awaiting results.

Thanks to our members, Maxwell St. Depot and Serowka Law

For the second time is just a few short weeks a local restaurant, Maxwell St. Depot and the Serowka Law firm wanted to show their appreciation to the hard working members of LiUNA Local 1001 for the excellent job they are doing during this pandemic. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude. Thanks Lee and thank you the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

Thanks to our members and GWC Law

A local law Firm, GWC Law,  contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Loop Operations Laborers who are keeping Chicago’s Loop clean and running during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from GWC Law, and the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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We would like to wish all the hard working mom’s of LiUNA a Happy Mother’s Day and especially the mom’s of LiUNA Local 1001. We recognize and appreciate your dedication to your family and to this great Union of ours. Enjoy ladies you’ve earned it! Feel the Power! We’re Union and We Ain’t Going Nowhere!

A Special Message From Your Union on the 2020 US Census

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Be Counted!

LIUNA members are being encouraged to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census, which will help determine congressional and state legislative district lines, as well as allot federal resources for transportation, infrastructure, and education.
View video message below:

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If you have not already done so, please take the time to respond to the 2020 Census today. Make sure to count everyone living in your household.  Encourage those in your inner circle to do the same.

Respond today online, by phone, or by mail. Shape your future today.
More information is available at www.census.gov.

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 3-9

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Honoring Our Nation’s Public Employees Today and Every Day

Washington, DC (May 4, 2020) – LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan made the following statement on this year’s Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 3-9.

As we mark Public Service Recognition Week, we should both honor and support those who serve our nation by providing vital services for federal, state, and local governments. LIUNA is proud to represent more than 50,000 public sector workers.

As we confront the pandemic, many public workers are on the frontlines facing unique and unprecedented risks. LIUNA thanks you for your courage and for putting the needs of others before your own. Every single American owes you an enormous debt of gratitude for your service and your sacrifice.

We must also continue to be vigilant in working together to protect the health and safety as well as wages and benefits of those in the public sector for all that they do to keep us safe and make all of our lives better.

LIUNA stands shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with public sector workers during Public Service Recognition Week and every day of the year.

Application Open for Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund

Qualified applicants will be female undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university, residing in either Illinois, Indiana, or Minnesota, pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship amount is $1,500 per year; applications can be done online here: https://form.jotform.com/200226687768061

On the fifth anniversary of Partner Donna Hubert’s passing in August 2014, the Partners and Principals of Legacy Professionals LLP announced the creation of the Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Donna was a 1979 graduate of the University of Illinois – Chicago, earning a degree in Accounting when women in the field were sufficiently rare. Donna devoted her career to Legacy and its predecessor firm, celebrating a 35th anniversary before her death. She was one of the Firm’s first female Partners and became the head of our Tax Department. Donna was a dear friend, smart as a whip, had a great sense of humor, and was a respected colleague to us all.

Our goal is to honor Donna’s contributions to the Firm and the accounting industry. Education is the gift that lasts a lifetime, and through the Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund, we hope that Donna’s legacy will continue to resonate for future generations of students.

The Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund offers an annual renewable scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year to women interested in pursuing a career in accounting. Qualified applicants will be female undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university, residing in either Illinois, Indiana, or Minnesota, pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship amount is $1,500 per year.

Note: Legacy Professionals LLP partners, principals and key employees and their family members are not eligible to receive this scholarship. 

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2020.  The recipient will be announced in early July 2020. Please visit Donna A Hubert Memorial Scholarship Application to view the online application.

If you wish to donate, mail check to:

Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund

c/o Legacy Professionals LLP/Lisa Volland
4 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 700
Westchester, IL 60154

The Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (EIN 84-4052496). Your contribution is deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Because all Fund services are performed by volunteers, 100% of your contribution goes to scholarships.

Questions can be directed to DAHScholarship@legacycpas.com.

Thanks to our members, Budacki’s and GWC Law

Another local restaurant contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Streets and Sanitation Laborers who are keeping Chicago clean during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from Budacki’s.  Thanks to Jay,  GWC Law and the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

A Message from LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan

April 22, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Over the past few months, our lives have changed dramatically.  Tens of thousands of our fellow Americans and Canadians – loved ones, friends, and coworkers – have lost their lives to COVID-19, and many more have fallen ill.  If you have lost someone, you have our deepest condolences and sympathy.  If you are sick, we wish you a speedy and full recovery.

If you are still working, you have our eternal gratitude; your sacrifice and courage have not gone unnoticed.  The work you do is critical to protecting our communities, our countries, and our way of life.  You are facing unique and unprecedented risks, and you are putting the needs of others before your own.  On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I thank you for your selfless effort, determination, and bravery.

At every level of our great International Union, we are doing what Laborers always do; we carry on through adversity and crisis.  The foundation built by our predecessors and each and every one of you provides us with the tools and resources to respond quickly, strategically, and effectively to this unparalleled public health emergency.  As always, we continue to conduct the business of our union; we are developing work site safety protocols to protect the most valuable asset of our union, our members; we are making sure our voices and our views continue to be heard by elected officials; and we are fighting for relief and stimulus packages that put our members and their families first.

I want to recognize the incredible job that our District Councils, Local Unions, and affiliated funds are doing to respond to this unprecedented crisis.  I am awed and inspired by your dedication and commitment to our members, to our union, and to our two great countries.  True leaders are defined not by how they perform in the best of times, but rather by how they lead, respond, and react in the most trying and turbulent times.  Each and every one of you is a working-class warrior who makes us all proud.

I also want to thank all of our dedicated members who are following the guidance of public health officials, taking care of themselves and their families, checking in on neighbors, and doing their part to keep us all healthy and safe.  Never before in my life have I seen such a clear demonstration of the goodness and greatness of all our members than I have witnessed over the past few months.  I have never felt more honored and humbled to be your General President than I do right now.

In the 117 years since a small group of hod carriers and building laborers came together to organize our union, we have been through war and peace, boom and bust, good times and bad.  We have survived the Great Depression, two World Wars, and many economic downturns.  Through it all, we have persevered because of our solidarity, our unity, and our strength.  No one member of LIUNA ever stands alone; each and every one of us has an army of 500,000 strong, proud, and united LIUNA brothers and sisters standing by our side.

Despite the challenges and hardships we are facing, I am convinced that LIUNA will emerge from this with a renewed and uncompromising commitment to fight for justice, honor, and strength for all workers.

I thank you and your families for your continued faith in, and loyalty to, our great International Union.  May you continue to always Feel the Power, Use the Power, and Be the Power.

Thanks to our members and Nick’s Gyros

Another local restaurant contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Streets and Sanitation Laborers who are keeping Chicago clean during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from Nick’s Gyros.  Thanks to Nick Spinos, and the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

1001 members getting cloth masks

Beginning today washable, reusable, cloth mask will be mailed to each member of Local 1001. It is not a respirator or an N-95 mask. It’s a CDC-recommended face covering for situations where social distancing isn’t possible. Please wear it at work, when other respirators aren’t required, to reduce the risk of infection to you and those around you.

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Thanks to our members, Calabria Imports and Serowka Law

Another local restaurant contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Streets and Sanitation Laborers who are keeping Chicago clean during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from Calabria Imports.  Thanks to Calabria Imports, Serowka Law, and the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

Thanks to our members and Jimmy’s Red Hots

Another local restaurant contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Streets and Sanitation Laborers who are keeping Chicago clean during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from Jimmy’s Red Hots.  Thanks to Jimmy’s Red Hots, Cuda Law, and the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

Thanks to our members and Al’s Pizza

Another local restaurant contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Streets and Sanitation Laborers who are keeping Chicago clean during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from Al’s Pizza.  Thanks to Mike Karalis and staff, and thank you the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

Thanks to our members and Tempesta Market.

Another local restaurant contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Streets and Sanitation Laborers who are keeping Chicago clean during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from Tempesta Market.  Thanks  to Agostino and Anthony Fiasche, and thank you the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

Thanks to our members and Maxwell St. Depot

Another local restaurant contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Streets and Sanitation Laborers who are keeping Chicago clean during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from Maxwell Street Depot.  Thanks Lee and thank you the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

Thanks to our members and BarTucci

One of the local restaurants contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Streets and Sanitation Laborers who are keeping Chicago clean during the COVID-19 crisis just as they do every day and unfortunately go unnoticed. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from BarTucci, Thanks Gino and thank you the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!

INFECTIOUS DISEASE AWARENESS ONLINE TRAINING

While we are all on a stay at home order please take the time to do this online training that LiUNA is offering for free. Create an account with a valid email address and you’re set. You will receive a certificate upon completion which takes less than 120 minutes for the entire course. Some great insights and information in this time of mis-information.

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