Southland Friends of Labor Annual Breakfast, March 24, 2011, UAW 588 (Video)

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Southland Friends of Labor held a breakfast on March 24, 2011, at UAW 588 in Chicago Heights.

Speakers included:

Steven Schurch — President (Carpenters Local 272) & Assistant to the President (Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters)
Bob Reiter — Chicago Federation of Labor
Tom Villanova — Cook County Building Trades
Mark Harris — Illinois Department of Transportation
Kenneth Brucks — President (A.F.G.E. Local 911) * Located with H.U.D.
Toi Hutchinson — Illinois Senator
Dave Maine — Candidate for Trustee @ Prairie State College

Officials in attendance:

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson
Joan Patricia Murphy — Cook County Board
Steve McGruder — Kankakee Building Trades
Debra Simms — Cook County Commissioner
John Ostenburg — Mayor of Park Forest, IL
Gary Kopycinski — Trustee of Park Forest, IL
John Willard — Democratic Chair from Kankakee
Eugene Williams — Mayor of Lynwood, IL
Tim Dunlap — Trustee of Lynwood, IL
Rich Stephens — Trustee of Lynwood, IL
Willie Sims — Trustee of Lynwood, IL
Kevin Watson — Trustee of Bloom Township
Bob Howard — Will County Board, District 1
Joseph Stanfa — Chicago Heights Park District & Bloom Highway Commissioner

The video includes bombastic criticism of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a particularly apt quote from Adolph Hitler, 1933.