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Labor Education Programs

Labor Education Program – Upcoming Programs
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
School of Labor and Employment Relations
Champaign Office: (217) 333-0980
Chicago Office: (312) 996-2623

Workers’ Compensation Seminar
April 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elevator Constructor’s Local  5860 W. 111th Street Chicago Ridge, Illinois 60415

Cost $25


Sweeping changes were made in 2011 to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation system which represented the broadest changes to the law since 1975. Now, the Illinois legislature is considering more changes to the system which affects how injured workers can receive care.

Learn about the 2011 reforms and how they impacted Illinois workers, and about the current debate to make more changes to the law which would affect Illinois’ workforce.

You’ll learn your rights as an Illinois worker, and what to do if you or someone you work with gets injured.

This seminar is presented by attorneys Mark Lee, who has over 25 years’ experience trying cases in front of the Illinois Industrial Commission, and Dave Menchetti, who has served on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board, is an advisor to the IL AFL-CIO and helped draft legislation which increased benefits for union members.

Arbitrator Joshua Luskin will also be on hand to give a unique perspective as a judge who decides workers’ cases for the Illinois Industrial Commission.

Please contact Jennifer Lee at jlee264@illinios.edu or 217-494-7317 for more information.



Working for the Public Good: The Past, Present, and Future of Public Employee Unionism May 7, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm



IL AFL-CIO Offices

534 S. Second Street, #200

Springfield, Illinois

Cost $25


For decades, public workers and their unions have represented the heart of the American labor movement. From Memphis sanitation workers in 1968 to federal air traffic controllers in 1981 to Chicago teachers in 2012, public workers have been at the leading edge of the fight for a fair economy and justice on the job. In recent years, especially in the Midwest, public employee unions have become the subject of intense political wrangling and, increasingly, all-out attack. This class offers students critical perspective on these developments, and provides union members and their allies with valuable tools and resources. Please contact Jennifer Lee at jlee264@illinois.edu to register.


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