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Fraternal Order of Police statement on Labor Day

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) State Lodge and Labor Council salute all working men and women in the state of Illinois this Labor Day, particularly the law enforcement officers, emergency telecommunicators, corrections officers, probation officers, and support personnel working in the law enforcement field who...
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Fifty Labor Days

Fifty Labor Days By Edward M. Smith Fifty years ago I joined Laborers’ Local 773 in Cairo, Illinois. My first dispatch out of the union hall put me in a pick-up truck headed to a job building a bridge that links Missouri with Illinois. Bob Tapley was an...
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