Happy Holidays from LiUNA


Dear Members,

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I want to wish you, and every member of the LIUNA family, the best of Holiday Seasons and a Happy New Year.

As we look back on 2016, we have much to be thankful for: We are once again back at our beautiful and remodeled headquarters, and our great International Union continued to grow, organizing new members and increasing our strength to better fight for good jobs for our members.

It’s your commitment and continued dedication that has helped this union thrive and earn a place as one of the most effective, powerful, and respected labor organizations in North America.

As we look forward to 2017, I am convinced that our best days are ahead of us and that the LIUNA members, whom we proudly represent, have the strength, will, and determination to meet every challenge and seize every opportunity that comes our way.

I wish you and yours a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2017.

Fraternally Yours,


General President

Bitter cold temps to continue through Monday in Chicago

By  Matthew Hendrickson    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Single-digit temperatures on Sunday are expected to fall below zero overnight for the Chicago area.

A high of 10 and a low of minus 7 was forecast for Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chill values, as low as minus 19 overnight, will make it feel even colder.

Blustery winds from the northwest of 15 to 20 mph were expected to contribute to widespread blowing snow. O’Hare International Airport reported 2.2 inches of snowfall from a storm that began Saturday night and tapered off early Sunday. Midway International Airport reported 2 inches of snowfall.

The cold weather was expected to continue Monday, with a high near 16, but wind chill values as low as minus 18.

Temperatures were expected to rise during the week, with sunny skies and a high of 29 expected Tuesday and a high near 32 on Wednesday.

Snow was back in the forecast on Wednesday night, the weather service said.