May23 5/23/2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Central Chapter General Membership Meeting

Marriott Hotel, Bloomington (map)

Join the Central Chapter for their General Membership Meeting Tuesday, May 23rd at the Marriott Hotel in Normal. 


This will be an important meeting for contractors to attend as the special guest of the evening will be Robert Bruno, Director of the Labor Education Program and Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. Robert is well-known for his research on prevailing wage and right-to-work. His presentation for the evening will focus on the reality of prevailing wage and PLA on contractors in Illinois.


Dinner and drinks will be provided. All Contractor and Associate members are encouraged to attend. 


Tuesday, May 23rd


5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Association Business
7:15 p.m. Special Guest Speaker: Robert Bruno
8:00 p.m. Adjourn

Bloomington - Normal Marriott Hotel
201 Broadway Ave
Normal, IL 61761

About Robert Bruno:

Robert Bruno is the Director of the Labor Education Program and a Professor of Labor and Employment Relations in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He earned a Ph.D. from the New York University in Political Science and has authored four books; Steelworker Alley: How Class Works In Youngstown (1999), Reforming the Chicago Teamsters: The Story of Local 705 (2003), Justified by Work: The Meaning of Faith in Chicago’s Working-Class Churches (2008) and A Fight for the Soul of Public Education: The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike (co-authored 2016). 

Robert teaches many different labor relations courses, but his areas of expertise are labor history, collective bargaining, and American politics. Robert is co-editor of the Labor Studies Journal and is an executive board member of the Chicago Chapter of the Labor Employment Relations Association. He is also a frequent commentator on labor relations for both regional and national media.

This is a FREE event.


To Register:

Please contact Bobby Taylor by email at or by calling 309-208-0701

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