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East Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Emily Rodriguez

I’m so proud to be endorsed by the East Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council. Many of you know my late partner Joe died just before completing his plumber’s apprentice program; he loved his work and admired those he worked alongside. I have his face in mind when I talk about our local building and construction trade unions. It means a great deal to me to have their support.


I am committed to building a meaningful partnership between the County Board and our local building and construction trade unions. It’s one reason I’ve been endorsed by the Before 2022, I would work to mandate community labor agreements on county-backed projects. These pre-hire agreements have been found to improve safety on worksites, lower costs, and open the trades to women and people of color. Community labor agreements are just one way we can ensure more workers in Champaign County get a livable wage.


The ECIBCTC have also generously sponsored my campaign event this Sunday (2/23) at Hopscotch Bakery at 6pm, and I hope you’ll stop by.