skilled labor workers http://peoriapublicradio.org en Workers Memorial Day in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/workers-memorial-day-peoria <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Central Illinois labor groups did the 25th annual Workers Memorial Day rally at the Labor Temple Monday. The rally usually starts with a march from the Labor Temple to the Workers Memorial Monument at city hall where the event takes place. Mike Everett is the President of the West </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Central Illinois</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(84, 84, 84); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Labor Council.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:29:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22512 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Workers Memorial Day in Peoria Durbin touts Senate-backed immigration reform bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-touts-senate-backed-immigration-reform-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Senator Dick Durbin toured Caterpillar’s Visitor's Center with the company’s CEO touting the merits of the Senate-passed immigration reform bill. Durbin says the bill will have a dramatic impact on economic growth in the country, offering companies like Caterpillar, ADM and Kraft the opportunity for more skilled labor workers. But he says it's also not an easy path to becoming a citizen:&nbsp;</span></p><div> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:38:24 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10126 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin touts Senate-backed immigration reform bill