Big day at the polls!

Many labor friendly candidates enjoyed support at the polls today. A big thanks to all that came out and supported our interests at the election polling places. The counties of Local 117 showed working people are here and have a voice. The Workers Rights Amendment also enjoyed support as people become more aware of the benefits of unions. The path to changing the Illinois Constitution is more complicated and it may be several weeks before we know the final outcome. The amendment requires 60% of votes cast for the amendment OR 50% of all ballots cast. In terms of support of those voting on the amendment it easily won a majority (58% of the votes cast on the amendment were in favor of it). When all of the votes are counted if the 60% mark is not reached then the next determining factor will be whether the number of votes in favor of the amendment is a simple majority of the total number of ballots cast. Simply put if someone chose to avoid voting on the amendment their vote acts as a “No”. As things stand it looks promising for Workers Rights, but the victory party is on hold. Again a big thank you goes out to all of those participating in the democratic process. As always we’ll encourage you to vote for your paycheck.

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IBEW Local 117 Retirement Seminar

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement, with that in mind IBEW Local 117 will be hosting a retirement seminar after the regular May 2023 Union meeting. This meeting will cover various aspects of the retirement process and is open to all members. While an RSVP is not required it would be appreciated.

Rest In Peace Brother Schnulle

February 12, 1963 ~ February 23, 2023 It is with great sadness that I wish to inform the members of IBEW Local 117 of the passing of Brother Randy Schnulle. He was born February 12th 1963 and he passed away Thursday February 23rd, 2023. Brother Schnulle was initiated into Local 117 in October of 1985. Recently retired,

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Rest in Peace Brother Hartmann

IBEW Local 117 regrets to inform you of the passing of Brother Roger Hartmann. Born June 24th, 1934, he passed away February 8th, 2023. Brother Hartmann was initiated into Local 117 in March of 1962 and retired in April of 1997. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 14th at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin from

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