Join the LiUNA Polar Plunge Team

Join the LiUNA Polar Plunge Team or make a donation to a great cause Special Olympics Chicago. All funds raised will benefit the Special Olympics Chicago athletes, covering program costs such as transportation, sports equipment, team uniforms and food. Through your participation, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities and success.

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Join us for the 2019 Chicago Polar Plunge on Sunday, March 3rd. Sign up for the 11:00am Wave at the South Plunge area.

Take the challenge and jump in Lake Michigan for Special Olympics Chicago! All are welcome to join us, whether you go knee deep, waist high, or take the full plunge.

Make the #PolarPromise and register for the Chicago Polar Plunge today. See you Sunday, March 3rd, 2019!

Early Voting is Open in Chicago

In-Person Early Voting & Registration

For the Feb. 26 Municipal Election, Chicago voters will be able to use any Early Voting & Registration location in the city from Feb. 11 through Feb. 25.

Any ballots that voters cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than once — or to attempt to vote more than once — in the same election.

Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the registration, address, signature or if there are two voters with the same or similar names at the same address.
Registration services are available at every Early Voting site. NOTE: Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address update or a name change must show two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.

Printable Flyer With All Early Voting Locations & Hours

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Men and Women of LiUNA Local 1001 thank you!

To all the citizens of the City of Chicago,

My name is Bob Chianelli and I am a proud 40-year member of LiUNA Local 1001, right here in the City of Chicago.
My brothers and sisters of Local 1001 are the proud, dedicated, hard-working men and women who keep your airports clean and safe, your streets and sidewalks repaired, trim your trees, pick up your residential refuse and a myriad of other essential services for the City of Chicago.
Today I am personally grateful to each of these men and women who, unlike any of the private contractors, came out and serviced your airports, streets and alleys, as they do each and every day.
That is correct, those men and women were out there all day today, in the record setting cold, working to service you, the citizens of the City of Chicago.
Our members often get a bad rap for nothing more than being City workers but after today no one, and I mean no one, can question their dedication and commitment to their job as a City employee.
What they do each and every day mostly goes unnoticed but on days like today and tomorrow, when even the post office has suspended mail delivery, our men and women are out there doing what they are better at than any private contractor in the world.
So, if you see my brothers and sisters out in the dangerous cold doing their job under the worst conditions imaginable remember they are out there for you and I could not be any prouder of each and every one of them both as their brother union member and as a citizen of the City of Chicago.
Men and Women of LiUNA Local 1001 thank you for all that you do.

Job/Bid Announcement – General Laborer

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JOB TITLE:  GENERAL LABORER – STREETS & SANITATION

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Department:  STREETS & SANITATION

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA LOCAL 1001 (BARGAINING UNIT 54).   

 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS  

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

 IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO GET YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER). 

 FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION. 

Number of Positions: 50  (SEASONAL)

 NOTE:  Eligible bid applicants may also be used to fill future vacancies in the Chicago Department of Aviation with a starting rate of $21.73

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Manually hang temporary NO PARKING signs for the Street Sweeping Program
  •  Load refuse carts by pushing/ wheeling carts to the back of refuse truck, positioning carts and operating hydraulic lever to lift, dump and compact the refuse into the truck’s hopper
  • Work on graffiti removal crews, using soda blasting equipment by positioning and aiming hoses to remove graffiti from surfaces of structures
  • Remove debris and bulk items to clean vacant lots, viaducts and homes under court ordered cleaning, shoveling, sweeping, and picking up garbage and loading onto trucks for removal
  • Bait rat burrows with rodenticides, carrying buckets of rodenticide pellets and placing them directly into burrow, closing off burrow entrance and re-baiting as needed
  • Clean and clear vacant lots and viaducts of debris, using shovels, picks, rakes and brooms to pick up and bag garbage and debris and load onto dump trucks
  • Mounts quick hitch plows to refuse trucks, shovels sand to fill sand bags and manually spreads sand; breaks up salt to ensure proper spreading; loads, unloads and sets up barricades

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location:   various locations

 Days Off:  will vary

Shift:  various shifts

 

A Thank You from Commissioner John Tully

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A Message from LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan on MLK day.

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Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was not only a leader who ushered in a movement for justice, peace and reconciliation, but a man who changed the course of history. As we approach his birthday, it is time to honor his legacy and rededicate ourselves to the movement he helped launch.   To this day, the work Dr. King started, shapes our efforts and aspirations to build a more just and fair world and forge a nation where opportunity and prosperity are shared equally by all.

While all Americans have much to be thankful to Dr. King for, we owe a special debt for the work he did to advance the American Labor movement. Dr. King was firmly committed to the cause of working people and believed that the cause of labor was inextricably linked with racial justice and civil rights. From the first days of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that brought him to national attention, to that tragic night in Memphis nearly 13 years later, Dr. King worked hand-in-hand with local and national labor leaders. Indeed, it was a local leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, E.D. Nixon, who recruited a young Reverend Dr. King to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In 1961, he denounced so-called “right-to-work” laws as “false slogans” designed “to rob us of our civil rights and job rights.”

While great progress has been made in the decades since his death, there is still work to be done. In Dr. King’s own words to galvanize striking sanitation workers in Memphis, “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end.  Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through.” Dr. King literally gave his life fighting shoulder to shoulder with the labor movement. It’s up to each every one of us to build on his legacy, speak truth to power, fight for our livelihoods and ensure that workers’ rights and one’s civil rights are respected.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I wish you a happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend and hope that you join me in taking inspiration from his incredible legacy.

A Thought for the New Year!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Over the last several months I have posted several pieces on what Union and more specifically this Union, LiUNA Local 1001, means to me, a 40-year member.

2018 has been, to say the least, a roller coaster year for organized labor and especially public employee unions like ours.

I have personally spoken to hundreds of you and hopefully have touched more than that with my postings. I make no secret or have no regrets for my thoughts and dedication to this organization and to each and every one of you.

The conversations and comments you have shared with me have been informative, educational and motivational for me personally and professionally.

I assure you that I hear your voice and although we may not always agree, your views and ideas are appreciated and considered by me in looking for ways to make our Union stronger and to prepare for and to survive whatever may come our way.

I have had members tell me that they may not always like me but they understand and respect what I have always tried to do for this Union and its membership. And honestly, I take that as a compliment.

We will have our challenges in 2019, a new Mayor, a new City Council, but with your support and dedication I am confident we will be able to take on all of the challenges that face us.

As I have told many of you “this is not my first rodeo”, when the dust settles it is and always has been my goal to ensure this organization’s members are in the best possible position they can be in.

None of us can do this alone and none of us is more important than the other but together we can and we have made this organization stronger in 2018, and I know with your help and support we will continue to do so in 2019.

It’s not always easy and it’s not always pretty but I promise each and every one of you that I will do my best for you as long as I have the privilege of representing you.

So to all, have a safe and Happy New Year!

Bob Chianelli – a proud member of LiUNA Local 1001

Job/Bid Announcement – CONCRETE LABORER – SEASONAL 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE POSTING, THIS IS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 6 POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. THAT’S 23 POSITIONS ADDED IN 3 DAYS, FEEL THE POWER! 

CONCRETE LABORER – SEASONAL

Job Number: 9539-CDOT-2018

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Department of Transportation

Number of positions:  6 Seasonal positions

 These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54).

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”) 

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

Under immediate supervision, performs physically demanding manual labor relating to the laying and finishing of concrete for the construction, installation and repair of new or existing sidewalks, curbs and gutters, ramps and related construction projects, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Loads and unloads materials, tools and equipment from trucks and ensures needed tools and equipment are on work site and in proper working order
  • Operates and uses pneumatic jackhammers, sledgehammers and other power and hand tools to break out old pavement, concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters and other labor work
  • Operates skid-steer loaders to lift and remove concrete and other debris from work sites
  • Assists Cement Finishers by laying out framing materials and setting and putting down frames as directed
  • Prepares work site for concrete pour, using shovels and other hand tools to backfill area with sub-grade materials and to compact and level work area
  • Guides the pouring of concrete from trucks into forms and uses shovels and other hand tools to spread, level and prepare for Cement Finishers to smooth and finish concrete
  • Moves and transports freshly poured concrete from truck to work area using wheelbarrows; mixes and pours concrete in specified amounts as directed
  • Removes and cleans forms, boards and stakes once job is completed, cleans tools and ensures debris is removed from work site
  • Digs backfills and levels surface sub-grade for vaulted sidewalk construction jobs; backfills area with stone and compacts to build concrete walls
  • Backfills trenches and holes created in parkways due to construction jobs, level surface dirt, seeds and performs other light landscaping duties to restore areas
  • Cleans up work sites at completion of jobs, loading and removing debris, sweeping and clearing area and performing light landscaping duties to restore areas
  • Sets up barricades and safety cones to cordon off work areas and performs other related tasks in compliance with safety rules and regulations

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

New hires will be sent to the Chicagoland Laborers Training and Apprentice Center for a one-week initial job training course. You must successfully complete the training course to remain employed by the Department of Transportation.

New hires will be paid as follows:

$29.90/hour for the first 1040 hours worked (70% of full rate)

$38.45/hour for the second 1040 hours worked (90% of full rate)

$42.72/hour after 2080 hours worked (100% full rate)

Location:  Department of Transportation

Days off:   Varies

Hours:       7:00am to 3:30pm

THESE ARE SEASONAL POSITIONS

Qualifications

One year of work experience as a general laborer on a construction work site.

A valid state of Illinois driver’s license is required.

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm CST on January 12 , 2019. No exceptions will be made.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

Unposting Date: Jan 12, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54

Salary: See posting for salary 

Job/Bid Announcement – Laborer Transportation Seasonal

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE POSTING, THIS IS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 11 POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

LABORER – TRANSPORTATION-SEASONAL

Job Number: 9534-CDOT-2018

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Department of Transportation

Number of positions: 11 Seasonal positions

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54).

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”) 

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

Under immediate supervision, performs unskilled, physically demanding labor at new construction and repair and maintenance work sites or in the public way, and performs related duties as required. Positions are allocated primarily to the Department of Transportation, assignments including the Bureau of Electricity, In-House Construction and Sign Shop

New hires will be sent to the Chicagoland Laborers Training and Apprentice Center for a one-week initial job training course.  You must successfully complete the training course to remain employed by the Department of Transportation.

New hires will be paid the following:

$29.90/hour for the first 1040 hours worked (70% of full rate)

$38.45/hour for the second 1040 hours worked (90% of full rate)

$42.72/hour after 2080 hours worked (100% full rate)

Location: Department of Transportation

Days off:  Varies

Hours:      7:00 am to 3:30 pm

THESE ARE SEASONAL POSITIONS

Qualifications

One year of work experience as a general laborer on a construction work site

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on January 11, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY ANDALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

Unposting Date: Jan 11, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Job/Bid Announcement Asphalt Laborer Seasonal

ASPHALT LABORER – SEASONAL   Job Number: 9464-CDOT-2018

Department of Transportation

Number of positions:  6 Seasonal positions

 These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54).

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

Under immediate supervision, performs physically demanding manual labor working with asphalt materials in the paving, re-surfacing, repair and maintenance of asphalt streets and alleys, and performs related duties as required

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

New hires will be sent to the Chicagoland Laborers Training and Apprentice Center for a one-week initial job training course.  You must successfully complete the training course to remain employed by the       Department of Transportation.

New hires will be paid as follows:

$29.90/hour for the first 1040 hours worked (70% of full rate)

$38.45/hour for the second 1040 hours worked (90% of full rate)

$42.72/hour after 2080 hours worked (100% full rate)

Location:  Department of Transportation

Days off:   Varies

Hours:       7:00 am to 3:30 pm

THESE ARE SEASONAL POSITIONS

Qualifications

One year of work experience in the paving and repair of street surfaces using asphalt materials and/or related asphalt equipment.

A valid state of Illinois driver’s license is required.

Unposting Date: Jan 10, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Happy Holidays from LiUNA!

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As this year comes to an end, I want to take a moment on behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni and the entire LIUNA Executive Board to wish each and every member of our union family the best of the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

This season is a time to reflect and to look ahead. It has been a landmark year for LIUNA, as our great International Union has continued to grow both in numbers and in strength, increasing our ability to fight for good jobs with the good pay and benefits necessary to sustain our families.

Across the U.S. and Canada, the day-in and day-out dedication and commitment of our half-million strong membership and leadership has continued to place us among the most effective, respected, and powerful of labor organizations.

As we take into account our accomplishments this year and move proudly on to the next, I am certain that our best days are ahead of us with even greater opportunities ahead.

To each of you and your families, I wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous 2019.

JOB BID ANNOUNCEMENT – FOREMAN OF LABORERS – CDOT

BID ANNOUNCEMENT   FOREMAN OF LABORERS – Electrical Operations

Job Number: 305616

Department of Transportation

This position is covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foreman-Local 1001 (Bargaining Unit 54).  Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position.

 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.

YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).

 FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION

 Number of Positions: 1

Under general supervision, functions as a working supervisor over work crews, including Laborers and participates in the performance of unskilled manual work of a physical nature at assigned maintenance, repair or sanitation jobs / work sites, and performs related duties as required.

See the full bid in the Jobs section of our app or apply on line here www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS 

Life Insurance Deadline is Approaching

As a reminder, all active 1001 members have $10,000 in life coverage and $5,000 in AD&D coverage that comes with your dues.

Everyone needs to fill out a new beneficiary form.  You can do this by going here or calling 1-888-212-7822.

Friday is the deadline to buy extra life insurance through the Midwest Coalition of Labor. You can buy anywhere from $10,000 to $200,000 in additional life and AD&D, as well as $30,000 in life coverage for your spouse, all at low rates with no medical questions.

You must call before the end of the month.

Happy Thanksgiving from LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan

There is much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Holiday, not the least of which is the strength of LIUNA, which allows us to care for ourselves and our families. Personally, I am thankful for the work, skills, and dedication of each and every one of our half-million members. You build and strengthen not only our union, but also make our country a better place through your efforts on the job and in your communities.

As we give thanks and share time with our families and friends, let us also remember those who are not sharing our good holiday fortunes – those in the armed forces far from home, those struggling with personal loss or with other challenges. Let us always remember them and commit ourselves to salute those who keep us safe and to help those in need.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I wish each and every one of you and your families a safe, meaningful and enjoyable holiday.

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Job/Bid Announcement – Field Service Specialist II – CDOT

FIELD SERVICE SPECIALIST II

Job Number:311234

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Department of Transportation

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54)

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT. YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”  (NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAININGUNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

Number of Positions: 2

Under supervision, performs at the fully functional level, conducting traffic surveys and field inspections of construction activity in the public way, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Conducts field inspections of construction, demolition, and excavation sites requiring a detailed knowledge of City codes to ensure the placement of proper barricades and signs for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • Inspects construction staging areas to ensure compliance with relevant regulations (e.g., checking permits, confirming compliance of safety buffer zones with City ordinances)
  • Inspects work sites to ensure the public way is safe and clear of obstructions and issues tickets for violations observed
  • Inspects the public way in response to complaints from residents, aldermanic offices, and other departments regarding traffic impediments resulting from construction activity
  • Interprets applicable city codes and ordinances to contractors and complaints
  • Re-inspects problem areas to verify that ticketed violations have been corrected
  • Conducts traffic surveys to identify current conditions (e.g., traffic capacity, parking restrictions) in connection with traffic engineering, traffic control, and parking studies
  • Collects field information including the location traffic signs and markings and the direction and volume of traffic flow for use in determining the need for traffic signs
  • Reviews field notes on current conditions and traffic accident data to recommend the removal or replacement of worn or damaged traffic signs
  • Prepares work orders to replace worn or damaged traffic signs, pavement markings, and guardrails
  • Prepares field sketches and charts to illustrate construction, current traffic conditions, and activities to support other survey data
  • Maintains daily activity reports

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location: Varies

Shift:        Varies 

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

For more info check out the Jobs tab on our app or the Local 1001 website. 

A Message from LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan

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In Remembrance of Veterans

On this Veterans Day and Remembrance Day we proudly salute the men and women in uniform across the United States and Canada. Whether based far from home or on reserve and at the ready in communities across our nations, the sacrifices of our Armed Forces make it possible for us to exercise our rights and freedoms.

In the 115 years since our founding, tens of thousands of LIUNA members have been among those who have stood for us and our nations. It is our solemn obligation to continue to stand with them by supporting programs such as Helmets to Hardhats, which reward their service with good family-supporting jobs, and by fighting for policies that meet veterans’ needs when they return to civilian life.

The dedication and willingness of these men and women to encounter danger and to pay its price – from lost time with their families to the loss of life and limb – demonstrates an integrity and courage that we must never forget and which must always inspire us.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, let us mark this holiday and every day by thanking our veterans. They are the strong, proud and united defenders of our nation, and we will always be in their debt.

Job/Bid Announcement – Dispatcher Asphalt

DISPATCHER – ASPHALT   Job Number: 305647

Department of Transportation

 This position is covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen – Local 1001 (Bargaining Unit 54).  Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position.

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.

YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION

Number of Positions: 1

Under general supervision, work in the Department of Transportation, assigned to staff an asphalt district office or the central office for asphalt operations, performing a variety of dispatch / communications and administrative activities to support the work functions of asphalt work crews in the field, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 Asphalt District Office

  • Prepares daily route sheets, rotating crews through wards in district based on review of daily reports from central office
  • Accesses 311-CSR system to generate daily worksheets for crews with assignment and location of potholes to be filled/repaired
  • Receives deliveries of cold patch asphalt at district office yard and prepares and completes load tickets to track the usage of asphalt materials
  • Takes calls from department personnel, aldermanic offices and other city departments reporting potholes in the district; enters data into the 311-CSR system to create service requests
  • Receives calls from crews reporting potholes repaired and jobs completed; accesses 311-CSR system to update records and close out service requests
  • Maintains contact with crews in the field and relays information on work priorities or emergency requests for pothole repairs; receives and relays messages between field and central office
  • Reviews for completeness and accuracy daily worksheets submitted by work crews detailing work completed, size of crew and hours worked, equipment used, and asphalt materials expended during work shift
  • Uses Excel to maintain and update work records, track data and prepare productivity reports
  • Maintains the security of district office, ensuring office and yard area are locked and secured

CHECK OUT THE JOBS SECTION OF OUR APP OR ONLINE AT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

APPLY ONLINE HERE

Give Yourselves a Hand!

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We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the members, their families and their friends, for their help in getting all of our Union friendly candidates elected.

From rallies, to phone banking, to simply getting everyone you know out to support what Unions stand for in Illinois, you did a great job and last night proved it.

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From the Governor’s race on down, Union brothers and sisters stood together and proved that when Laborers’ vote together we Win!

Let’s keep this momentum going for the upcoming Spring 2019 Mayoral and Aldermanic elections. The message is clear, We’re Union And We Ain’t Going Nowhere!

LiUNA! Feel the Power

 

Finish Strong! Vote Tomorrow.

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Tomorrow, you have the power to decide who will control Congress, Statehouses, and local governments across the nation.  

You have the POWER to cast your vote to protect good jobs, benefits and the union way of life. This election is crucial from key governor’s races and state representatives to members of Congress who could act to protect prevailing wages and our rights on the job or strip it all away. 

I know how hard you and your LIUNA brothers and sisters have been working this election: knocking on doors, making phone calls, sending text messages, and talking with friends and family. Let’s finish the job and take it to the polls tomorrow.

Remember that your vote is your voice.  Use your POWER and let our voices be heard.  

In case you missed it, watch:

  LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan with a Message on the election

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One More Thing to Do!

Alright so we have the time change thing behind us which means there is only one thing left to do.

Tomorrow is Election Day, so if you haven’t voted yet you owe it to yourself, your family and your future to Vote!

Voting is your right and your privilege as an American and most of all as a Union member. Please get out there and vote and bring a friend.

Laborers’ Vote – Laborers’ Win!

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Two Very Important Things Happening!

First let’s not forget to set our clocks back an hour tonight before you go to bed, especially that alarm clock. Let’s call it practice run for our Monday morning wakeup.

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And second please don’t forget that Tuesday is one of the most important days of 2018. It’s Election Day, so get your family, friends and neighbors out there and VOTE!

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Laborers’ Vote – Laborers’ Win!

Another Job Well Done!

Thanks and congratulations to our LiUNA Local 1001 brother Randy Mosby for his outstanding work that he, along with all of our members do each and every day.

Below is a letter of commendation to brother Mosby from City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully.

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Dispatcher Arborist Bid Announcement

BID ANNOUNCEMENT – Dispatcher Arborist 

DEPARTMENT OF STREETS & SANITATION

VACANCIES:  1

Under general supervision, works in the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s Bureau of Forestry, assigning staff, performing a variety of dispatch/communications and administrative activities to support the work functions of Forestry work crews in the field, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Relays information to staff in the field and to callers on the cultivation, management, health and safety of a wide variety of tree species.
  • Interacts with work crews on methods to be used in the care and maintenance for various types of tree species
  • Prepares daily route sheets, rotating crews through wards in district based on review of daily  reports from central office
  • Accesses 311-CSR system to generate daily worksheets for crews with assignment and location of trees to be trimmed/removed
  • Takes calls from department personnel, aldermanic offices and other city departments reporting  problems with trees in the district; enters data into the 311-CSR system to create service requests
  • Receives calls and advises from crews reporting issues trees or equipment and jobs completed; accesses 311-CSR system to update records and close out service requests
  • Maintains contact with crews in the field and relays information on work priorities or emergency requests for tree planting trimming/removals; receives and relays messages between field and central office
  • Reviews for completeness and accuracy daily worksheets submitted by work crews detailing work completed, size of crew and hours worked, equipment used during work shifts
  • Uses Excel to maintain and update work records, track data and prepare productivity reports
  • Maintain contact with foremen of work crews to ensure work is progressing and arrange for additional resources as needed, and relay directives between central office and the field
  • Access records on various systems (e.g., in-house projects system, 311-CSR)  to maintain project records, update project and work schedules and close out completed projects
  • Maintains and tracks data of section’s work accomplishments (e.g., trees planted/ trimmed/removed, tree stump removed) and prepares productivity reports

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 

LOCATION:  2352 S. Ashland

DAYS OFF:  Varies                          

      HOURS:  Varies

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.

Qualifications

One year of experience working in a field or office position as a certified Arborist.  Must be certified as an Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Unposting Date: Nov 1, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54  Salary: $42.72 

Pay Basis: hourly

Our Members have stepped up post Janus and we are proud of them!

We hit 300!

As most of you know LiUNA Local 1001 began a Union Pride reaffirmation movement just weeks after the Janus decision and we are happy to say that it has been a huge success.

Our members stood proud and not only signed hundreds and hundreds of reaffirmation and dues check off forms but demonstrated their Union pride by joing in one of the now 300 plus videos that have been submitted.

We appreciate all of their support and thank them as our Union family is showing strength in numbers and pride and dedication to LiUNA!

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

Check out the videos here.

 

Open enrollment period for your new Union Member Life Insurance starts today!

As you know, all non-retired members of Local 1001 now have a $10,000 Life Insurance policy and a $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy that come automatically from being a member.

Now, between today and November 30, all non-retired members have the opportunity to purchase up to $200,000 in additional Life Insurance through Voya, with no medical questions or exams, as well as $200,000 in additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage. The price for additional Life and AD&D coverage is based solely on your age.

Just visit http://liunachicago.massmarkweb.com/ to enroll.

You can buy up to $200,000 more for a total of $210,000. Or you can buy less, it’s up to you. The process should take less than ten minutes, just have your social security number (and your spouse’s) ready along with your bank account number and routing number.

We are able to offer this because we, along with several other unions, founded the Midwest Coalition of Labor to provide quality benefits at low prices. Because we are over 100,000 union members strong, companies are willing to offer us great prices on benefits like this.

Check out www.coalitionoflabor.org to review all of the benefits you currently have as a member of Local 1001.

It’s important to stress that this additional Life Insurance comes with no medical questions, tests, or exams. If you smoke, are overweight, have multiple medical conditions, even if you are terminally ill, you still pay the same price as everyone else your age. This is an extraordinary benefit and this open enrollment will only happen once, in future years you will only be able to buy $30,000 in additional coverage each year. So please talk with your family and take advantage of this opportunity.

Appellate court affirms denial of right to work law in Lincolnshire

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A federal appeals court reaffirmed an earlier federal judge’s decision denying northwest suburban Lincolnshire the right to establish a right-to-work-ordinance.

The court ruled that while the National Labor Relations Act does allow individual states to pass right-to-work laws, the law does not provide wiggle room for states to pass that responsibility to local governments.

To do so would create “administrative nightmares” in the form of a patchwork of confusing and clashing local labor laws, U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Circuit Judge Diane Wood pointed out in the unanimous opinion.

“No one would be able to figure out what is legal and what is not,” Wood wrote, explaining that Illinois alone has almost 7,000 local governments.

So-called “right-to-work” laws allow workers to opt out of paying union fees even if the very same workers benefit from union collective bargaining.

“The idea that businesses operate exclusively within [the village of Lincolnshire’s] borders strikes us as fanciful,” Wood wrote. “Is an employee subject to an agency agreement one day, when his job takes him to nearby Chicago, and not the next day, when he happens to be working on-site in Lincolnshire?”

Wood compared the situation to Medicaid.

“States have the power to choose whether to opt into Medicaid, but that power must be exercised by the state as a whole and cannot be re-delegated,” she wrote in the decision.

Lincolnshire in 2015 enacted a right-to-work ordinance. The ordinance was challenged in federal court by several unions. In January 2017, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly ruled in favor of the unions.

Friday’s 7th Circuit Appeals Court decision, however, runs counter to a 2016 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reviewed a right-to-work case in Kentucky and ruled in favor of the ability of municipalities to establish right-to-work laws.

“We now have a split between the 6th and 7th Circuit Courts, which presents us with the opportunity to appeal this case to the U.S. Supreme Court. We intend to do so,” said Diana Rickert of the Chicago-based Liberty Justice Center, which represented Lincolnshire.

The Justice Center — which is affiliated with the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank — also represented former Illinois state worker Mark Janus, whose case against “fair share” union payments resulted in a Supreme Court decision in June that was major blow to public-sector labor groups across the country.

Terrance McGann, an attorney representing the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters in the lawsuit, said he “could only anticipate the case would be well received” but hopes the issue does not reach the Supreme Court.

“Judge Kennelly’s ruling, as well as the 7th Circuit’s backing that ruling, are both legally sound,” he said. “My concern is the Supreme Court may want to make this fit a rationale that fits a political agenda.”