Labor Union Labor Day Parade Canceled By Charlie Schlenker • 8 hours ago Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor Assembly / Facebook The pandemic has caused the cancellation of another of the big annual Bloomington-Normal event. ISU Union Workers Continue 13 Months Without New Contracts By Mary Cullen • Jul 31, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT Illinois State University union workers are 13 months in without new contracts. An AFSCME staff representative said it’s time for the university to nix its hiring range practice. Laborers' Union Hall Mural Demolished But Not Forgotten By Charlie Schlenker & Katie Seelinger • Jul 22, 2019 McLean County Museum of History The old Laborers' Local 362 union hiring hall is being demolished this week. The building featured a mural created by Kari Sandhaas in the 1980s, which displayed Bloomington-Normal’s historical relationship with labor and unionizing.