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Dec
09
The Walker's Bluff Project will create hundreds of union construction hours that will pay prevailing wages with health and retirement benefits for Skilled Union Labor



Laborers' Local 773 had the joined the Rebuild Illinois tour with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Wednesday, kicking off the beginning of a plan that will create hundreds of Union Jobs for Southern Illinois.


"Gov. Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois will create millions of union construction hours that will pay prevailing wages with health and retirement benefits allowing workers to make it into the middle class for the first time in their lives," said Jerry Womick, Business Manager Laborers' Local 773. "Earlier this year, organized labor worked with the General Assembly in Springfield, to pass legislation that mandates Project Labor Agreements for all new casinos in the state ensuring that the workers on casino projects like Walkers Bluff are paid living wages, full family healthcare and retirement benefits."


Read more information about the Walkers Bluff project here https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.24245.html



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