UNION YES! is more than a slogan for the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association. During a Saturday, May 18th general membership meeting, the coalition representing all 102 county Democratic Party leaders approved an association-wide resolution to put priority spending on products, services and business enterprises that are pro-labor.
IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik said, “In products and services, American union quality is second to none. We are determined to ensure that every time our counties need a product or service, we’re looking first for the reliable assurance that comes with the union label.”
Under the Resolution, the IDCCA will not only make American-made, union-friendly purchases, but will promote pro-union commerce among our statewide network of thousands of Illinois Democrats.
“As the IDCCA engages county parties, Democratic incumbents and candidates, coalition partners and others, we will be directing them to put organized labor first,” said Dan Kovats, Executive Director of the IDCCA. “Every year millions of dollars are spent by Illinois progressives, and our Chairs know the IDCCA has an obligation to support unions in every way possible.”
Zahorik wants the unanimous approval of the resolution to help remind Democrats that the partnership between the party and organized labor is critically important and must not be weakened.
“The IDCCA and Illinois labor share a core set of priorities, including the determination that ordinary workers receive fair and equal wages, good benefits, and a stable, dignified retirement,” Zahorik said. “Together, labor members and grassroots Democrats are fighting for what truly matters to American families; affordable and accessible health care, excellent schools for every child, and a government that invests in opportunity for all people, instead of just the millionaires and billionaires.”