The latest edition of the Local 1220 quarterly newsletter, The Info Channel, is now available to read online. Simply click the picture to the right and you'll be directed to the online PDF.

Inside this quarter's issue includes a write-up on the joint effort between Local 1220 and the Chicago Federation of Labor to provide relief for 1220 members, some words of optimism and updates from Business Manager John Rizzo, a reminder of how important the 2020 general election is from President Glenn Hannigan and some inside looks at the new "News Nation" studio that is being built at WGN-TV.

Our next upcoming Union meetings will be held on:

>Tuesday, April 7th     CANCELLED

>Wednesday, May 6th

​>Thursday, June 4th

All meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served.


Executive Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Helpful Links

1311 Butterfield Rd
Suite 306
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 773.714.1220
Fax: 773.693.0009

Some members are being told not to file for unemployment by other members. It is your right to file. The notion that a contractor or employer will look negatively on your future employment because of this is nonsense. If anyone suspects this type of behavior, they should inform the Business Manager directly. All contractors and employers understand the emergency nature behind this virus and what it's doing to our nation. Your benefits and future employment will not be jeopardized. If you need to file...file now.


Governor Pritzker moves to require paid sick leave during coronavirus outbreak.

There is a good amount of Facebook misinformation circulating out there. If you are a freelancer, you should file for unemployment.

Bylaw change passes

The recent Bylaw proposal to freeze the Business Manager's pay has passed.

141 total responses
9 invalid votes (no return address provided for accurate filtering)
Of the 132 eligible voters
118 accept - 89.4%
13 reject - 9.8%
1 present (no vote) - 1%
The vote passes.

This will not raise your dues. No officers are getting raises. This is purely a sacrifice from the Business Manager to help save our treasury. Office layoffs have already begun in order to save our Local. If this crisis continues for much longer, additional layoffs of the remaining staff will happen.

Summer 2020 Newsletter Now Available!

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What and why are executives paid so much more than their workers? Find out at Executive Paywatch.

Jobs with Justice has a site you might want to check out.