To all of our members their families and friends have a happy and safe 4th of July!
To all of our members their families and friends have a happy and safe 4th of July!
Below is the City of Chicago Employee policy update concerning non business related travel.
Any employees who are subject to the quarantine because they departed the state on or after Monday July 6, and subject themselves to quarantine upon return, must use their own benefit time or take an unpaid leave.
For city employees in transit as of Midnight Monday when the order becomes effective, the City will provide COVID leave to returning employees during the period of their quarantine provided that such employees return to the city before Monday July 13.
Over this past weekend we tragically lost a member, a friend, a mom, Hortencia Guerrero. Her smile and joyful spirit helped so many get through our sometimes difficult days that we all have on the job.
We ask everyone to remember her and her daughter who was also injured in the horrific accident in your prayers. We will miss your smile Hortencia, RIP.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the hard working LiUNA dads that make our Union Proud.
To all the LiUNA Local 1001 dads who are the coaches, mentors, leaders in our neighborhoods, wards and city, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day!
Keep up the great work both on and off the job, you’re strength and dedication to your family, community and your Union will continue to move us forward.
To all City Employees:
The past three months have been challenging for everyone – whether balancing childcare and working from home, working on the front lines with residents, or in the field maintaining critical infrastructure and services, concerns about our health and the future have weighed on many of our minds. And recent weeks have brought new and different challenges and anxieties – it is a difficult time for the country, our City, and for us as public servants.
Following are resources that are available to all City employees and may be helpful during this time:
We hope that these resources are helpful to you and we greatly appreciate your continued service. Your health and well-being are important to the City and to the residents that we serve every day, and the work that you do is even more essential during these difficult times.
City of Chicago Employees:
These past few days have been among the most challenging our city has ever faced. Our Chicago family has gone through–and continues to go through–a range of emotions. First was the shock, grief, and anger at the murder of George Floyd. What is most heartbreaking is the clear evidence that America’s original sin, slavery and the oppression of the Black body, persists today, not insidiously or secretly, but openly.
Then came the desire to speak up, speak out, to raise our voices against this injustice, and to make the world hear our righteous indignation. As I said earlier in this evening’s State of the City address, we know that the anger on our streets isn’t just about George Floyd. It’s about Laquan McDonald, Rekia Boyd, Jon Burge’s victims, the 1919 race riots, Fred Hampton, and the countless other victims of state violence against Black people. It’s about racism, intolerance, and brutality here in our own city over decades; issues that motivated me to run for mayor and that I was elected to address. I, like all of you and the many peaceful protesters who came out over the past few days, share a heartache and a thirst for change.
Then came the sadness, heartache and fear at seeing our city ripped apart by the relatively few among the crowds who perverted this moment to their criminal aims. No one has the right to do what we are seeing in our city. No one can burn our homes, wreck our livelihoods and wreak havoc. We saw officers injured, storefronts smashed and looted, cars burned, property vandalized, people shot. This is criminal conduct that sets back our collective work to build a better and more inclusive city. I cannot stand by and watch that happen.
But through it all, I have tremendous pride in seeing how you have risen to this moment. Our police officers have performed honorably and professionally in the face of heinous provocation, putting themselves at great personal risk. Our Fire Department has been working around the clock saving lives, homes, and businesses. Streets & San and CDOT workers have been out in the streets alongside them–deeply involved in the response. OEMC, CTA, CPS, BACP, DOB, and more; I am so proud that you are part of our family and that I get to call myself your mayor.
But the emotions I feel most deeply, at the root of my soul, are resolve, determination and commitment to making sure we come out of this crisis a stronger and better city. Working together, we will restore our wounded neighborhoods, fulfill our commitment to meaningful reform, and confront the entrenched legacy of racism head on.
Tomorrow, we will move into phase three to Cautiously Reopen our city and on June 8, we are on track to reopen many of our city services. I’ve attached a press release with the latest transit guidance as many of you return to work over the next several days. Right now, what we need is for our businesses to reopen and our employees to get back to work in a way that is supportive to both their health and their safety. And as with everything we do, we need to do with equity and inclusion as our North Stars.
Loving this city means showing up to protect our neighbors, our businesses, and our values. The arc of the universe only bends toward justice if we work together to dismantle these systems of oppression and build a better tomorrow. I am eager to continue building with you.
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot
This course is free for all LiUNA members, we strongly encourage you take a little time and take the training course to be better informed about COVID-19.
Click here or on the banner above to begin.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
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.
If you have carryover days still on the books they will not be forfeited on July 1, 2020, if they are not used. You will have until December 31, 2020 to use them. This is due to the pandemic and does not change the Carry Over clause of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2021 or any other year covered by the term of the agreement.
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:
Please take a minute to read this. These are new procedures that just began today at some locations. You have certain rights under this new policy and you should know what they are. We encourage you to share this with all of your co-workers, this is a city-wide policy affecting all positions.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
A local Law Firm, Cuda Law, contacted Local 1001 and wanted to show their appreciation to the Aviation Laborers who are keeping Chicago’s O’Hare Airport clean and running during the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a short video of today’s show of gratitude from Cuda Law, and the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!
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.
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 Mini Hut, Cuda Law, and the great men and women of LiUNA Local 1001!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!