IAM District 9, Local 660 in East Alton, IL, hosted AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at a rally of members from the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council, and the Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades.
The event kicked off the Labor 2014 member-to-member walks in the area supporting Rep. Bill Enyart (D-IL) in the state’s 12th Congressional District.
Following the canvass, a rally was held at Local 660.
Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan spoke on the importance of re-electing Congressman Bill Enyart. He also emphasized re-electing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D).
“Quinn’s re-election is crucial to keep private-sector union members working and maintaining organizing rights for public-sector unions,” said Enyart.
“It was an honor to have AFL-CIO President Trumka at hall,” said B. Dean Webb, Secretary-Treasurer of IAM Local 660 and President of the Madison County Federation of Labor. “His inspirational speech fired up the crowd to meet the challenges ahead in the 2014 election season.”