Illinois Union Worker Injury Lawyers

Attorneys For Injured Union Workers

Organized labor is a real boost in the quality of life for men and women who are out on the job day-in and day-out working to support their families. From a safety perspective, unions have forced employers to make their work-sites and factories safer.  The flip-side to the boost in safety benefits is that many unions have become large, politically run organizations that always line the pockets of those at the top.

Union organizers have quickly learned that by ‘steering’ their members to attorneys who may be ‘affiliated’ with the union, they may be able to obtain generous contributions and other perks. The problem with this arrangement is that the injured workers’ interest is not kept in focus.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is proud to be the law firm called on by union-members across Illinois, who wish to have a truly independent group of attorneys working on their behalf– a firm without official ties to any union.  Because we independent, we can truly boast that we have your best interests in mind throughout your workers compensation or civil injury lawsuit. We have no secondary benefit in mind when it comes to your case– just what is in the best interest of you and your family.

Union vs. Non-Union Workers

In the U.S., most workers have an absolute right to medical care for a work-related injury as well as compensation to offset the loss of income from temporary or permanent disabilities. In Chicago, Illinois State Law requires employers to carry enough insurance to meet these potential obligations. The advantage that an injured union worker has is that he or she is usually protected above and beyond the basic worker protections provided by the federal and state government.

When filing a workers’ compensation claim, the trade union will usually provide representation to the worker. However, it is fully within a workers right to hire their own attorney, and that is generally the prudent course of action because the union has an agenda and interests to protect beyond those of the worker seeking compensation.

Protecting Worker Rights Immediately After An Accident

When an accident occurs, it is crucial that the worker begin to protect his or her rights immediately. Many workers incorrectly believe that as soon as they take the necessary steps with their union their rights are protected, but as explained earlier, that is not always the case.

Perhaps the greatest mistake that injured union workers make is waiting to be denied compensation before taking the steps to protect their own interests. Keep in mind that it is much easier for a representative to ensure that you are treated fairly when they can be involved in the process early on. As time passes, it becomes increasingly difficult to undo the infringement of rights that can occur due to actions by the employer, trade union, and insurance companies.

Choose a Legal Representative for a Union Worker Injury

It is essential when choosing a lawyer to represent you that you choose the one best suited to your situation. A workers’ compensation case for a non-union worker is not the same as a case for a union worker, and thus it is very important to select a firm that focuses on such cases, has significant experience and has an established record of success. Also, keep in mind that there are many different types of unions in Chicago, and some firms may have more experience than others dealing with unions and companies within a particular domain.

Our attorneys have had the honor of representing members of the following unions in work injury cases:

ACTORS EQUITY
557 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
312-641-0393
http://www.actorsequity.org/home.asp

Founded in 1913, this union represents actors and stage managers in Chicago and across the country.

AFGE
80 F Street NW
Washington, DC 2001
202-737-8700
http://www.afge.org/

Originating in 1932, American Federation of Government Employees represents governmental employees in the United States and overseas.

 
AFSCME COUNCIL 31
205 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
312-641-6060
http://www.afscme31.org/#

A group that fights for the rights of all working people in Illinois.

AFTRA – CHICAGO LOCAL
No contact info b/c website expired 3/4/2014
http://www.aftra.org/aftra/aftra.htm

This union represents and protects television and radio artists.

AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 308
205 West Wacker Drive
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
http://www.atu308.org/

A union from the early 1900’s to improve transit, wages and working conditions for Rail labor organizations.

ASBESTOS WORKERS LOCAL 17
Heat and Frost Insulators
18520 Spring Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477
708-468-8000
http://www.local17insulators.com/

Union dedicated to protect the employees who build safe and green environments for insulation in places like steel mills, commercial building and schools.

BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCO WORKERS AND GRAIN MILLERS
10401 Connecticut Avenue
Floor 4
Kensington, MD 20895
301-933-8600
http://www.bctgm.org/index.html

Some of these employees have been protected since the 1800’s, the union protects employees working in the field of bakery, confectionery, tobacco and grain millers.

BOILERMAKERS
753 State Avenue
Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101
913-371-2640
http://www.boilermakers.org/

The union represents over 100,000 workers through the United States and Canada who work in construction, maintenance, emergency medical services and manufacturing.

BRICKLAYERS
620 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-783-3788
http://www.bacweb.org/

Since 1865, Bricklayers Union has protected work and life for bricklayers and craftsmen in the United States and Canada.

CHICAGO REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS
12 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312-787-3076
http://www.carpentersunion.org/

A regional council of carpenters that represent people in Illinois, parts of Wisconsin and Iowa.

CHICAGO BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL
http://www.chicagobuildingtrades.org/

A union which represents building and construction workers in Chicago and Cook County.

CHICAGO FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS
656 West Randolph Street
Suite 2W
Chicago, IL 60661
312-782-0063
https://www.cfm10208.com/

An organization over 100 years old which represents professional musicians in the Chicago area.

CHICAGO FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 2
440 West 43rd
Chicago, IL 60609
http://www.iaff-local2.org/index.cfm?section=1

A union which represents fire fighters and ems workers in the Chicago Fire Department.

CHICAGO NEWSPAPER GUILD
17 North State Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602
312-373-7143
http://www.chicagonewsguild.org/

A union that protects the rights of employees of the media field in the Chicago area.

CHICAGO PLUMBERS LOCAL 130
1340 West Washington Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60607
312-421-1010
http://www.plumberslu130ua.org/

Union representing the skilled craftsmanship of being a plumber and their rights.

CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60654
http://www.ctunet.com/

A Chicago union representing Chicago area teachers in public schools.

CHICAGO TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION LOCAL 16/CWA 14408
1580 South Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 208
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-247-8855
http://www.chicagotypographical.org/

Since 1852, the union has represented printers and editorial employees in Chicagoland.

COOK COUNTY COLLEGE TEACHERS UNION
208 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312-755-9400
http://ccctu.org/

Representing over 5,000 members in over 20 chapters in Cook County, Cook County College Teachers Union helps faculty, professional employees, classified employees and retirees.

CWA LOCAL 4250
3055 Glenwood-Dyer Road
Lynwood, IL 60411
708-757-4065
http://www.cwalocal4250.org/cwa/index.cfm?CURRENT TIME(EST):=05:19:46AM&CFID=119175832&CFTOKEN=12023099

A local union which represents people working for SBC/Ameritech Operator Services.

FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE CHICAGO LODGE 7
1412 West Washington Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60607
312-733-7776
http://www.chicagofop.org/

A union representing Chicago Police.

IAM DISTRICT 8
16W361 South Frontage Road
Suite 127
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
630-321-3880
http://www.iamdistrict8.org/

Representing sine 1939 local manufacturing, automotive, engineering and law workers.

IAM LOCAL 48
50 West Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
http://www.iamlocal48.org/

A union which represents local machinists.

IAM LOCAL 49
10537 South Ridgeland Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL
http://www.iamlocal49.org/

Local union representing machinists and aerospace workers.

IAM LOCAL 701
450 Gundersen Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
708-482-1720
http://www.mech701.org/

A mechanics local union which represents auto and truck mechanics, heavy equipment, excavating and paving, road building, forklifts, high-rise equipment, tank washers, fuelers, trailer body, marine, container and barge line industries.

IATSE (MOTION PICTURE PROJECTIONISTS, OPERATORS & VIDEO TECHNICIANS) LOCAL 110
216 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60661
312-454-1110
http://iatse.net/directory/local-110

A union represents the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts in the United States from the late 1890’s.

IATSE LOCAL #2
216 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60661
312-705-2020
http://www.iatselocal2.com/

Union that represents people who work in motion pictures, stagehands, operators, technicians.

IBEW LOCAL 9
4415 West Harrison Street
Suite 330
Hillside, IL 60162
http://www.ibew9.org/

A union which represents people who do outside electrical work in cable t.v. and phone, government, line and tree trimming, utility and outside construction and distribution.

IBEW LOCAL 21
1307 Butterfield Road
Suite 422
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-960-4466
http://www.ibew21.org/

An electrical workers union who mainly worked in jobs in the telecommunications industry.

IBEW LOCAL 134
600 West Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661
312-454-1340
http://www.local134.com/

A local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

IBEW LOCAL 1220
8604 W. Catalpa Avenue
Suite 901
Chicago, IL 60656
773-714-1220
http://www.ibew1220.org/

A chapter that represents broadcast technicians in the Chicago area.

ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
Robert M. Healey Center
500 Oakmont Lane
P.O. Box 390
Westmont, IL 60559
630-468-4080
http://www.ift-aft.org/

This union represents people in the field of education and public service.

ILLINOIS NURSES ASSOCIATION
105 West Adams Street
Suite 1420
Chicago, IL 60603
312-419-2900
http://www.illinoisnurses.com/

A nurses’ union to fight for and protect nurses.

IUOE LOCAL 143
447 West 31st
Chicago, IL 60616
Street
312-326-1430
http://local143.org/

IUOE Local 143 is a group of engineers whose primary focus is to keep kids in Chicago Public Schools safe.

IRON WORKERS LOCAL 1
7720 Industrial Drive
Forest Park, IL 60130
708-366-6695
http://www.iwlocal1.com/

Ironworkers union that work on bridge, structural and reinforcing projects.

IRON WORKERS LOCAL 63
2525 W. Lexington
Broadview, IL 60155
708-344-7727
https://ironworkerslocal63.com/

A local ironworkers union that has foundations since the great Chicago fire in the 1800’s.

IUOE LOCAL 150
6200 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60525
708-482-8800
https://portal.iuoelocal150.org/Pages/Default.aspx

A union in Chicago representing steam engine workiers.

IUOE 399
2260 South Grove Street
Chicago, IL 60616
312-372-9870
http://www.iuoe399.org/

Since 1896, this union has represented skilled maintenance workers in Illinois and Indiana.

LABORERS LOCAL 2
Website is not active nor is there one via google
LABORERS LOCAL 1001
323 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
312-226-1001
http://www.local1001.com/

A union representing city department employees.

NABET LOCAL 41
211 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1030
Chicago, IL 60606
312-372-4111

A chapter of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians who help people who work for ABC, NBC, FOX, TELEMUNDO, UNIVISION along with production through the Midwest and Texas.

NORTH SUBURBAN TEACHERS UNION LOCAL 1274
9933 Lawler Avenue
Suite 222
Skokie, IL 60077
847-673-1274
http://www.nstu.org/

A union of teachers and school staff in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago.

PAINTERS DISTRICT COUNCEIL #14
1456 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312-421-0046
http://www.pdc14.com/

A chapter of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

PASS LOCAL 106
Site not working and nothing on google is active linking it.
PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 597
45 North Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
312-829-4191
http://www.pf597.org/

A local union of Chicago pipefitters.

ROOFERS LOCAL 11
9838 West Roosevelt Road
Westchester, IL 60154
708-345-0970
http://www.rooferslocal11.org/

A union for roofers and waterproofing workers that helps protect the lives of American skilled workers.

SEIU LOCAL 1
111 E. Wacker
Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60601
877-233-8880
http://www.seiu1.org/

Beginning in the early 1900s in Chicago, the SEIU represents service employees internationally.

SEIU LOCAL 7
no website available 
SEIU LOCAL 73
300 South Ashland Avenue
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
312-787-5868
 http://seiu73.org/

A chapter of the Service Employees International Union which represents people in public service.

SEIU LOCAL 20
2229 South Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608
312-980-9000 
http://www.seiuhcilin.org/

This chapter of the SEIU protects Healthcare workers working in healthcare, child care, nursing homes and home care.

SEIU ILLINOIS STATE COUNCIL
111 E. Wacker Drive
Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60601
http://www.seiu.org/directory/local/619

The SEIU is the union that is growing most quickly in the United States today and includes people in the fields of healthcare, property service and public service.

SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 73
4550 Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162
708-449-0073
http://www.smw73.org/

Covering Cook and Lake Counties, the Sheet Metal Workers chapter is the largest chapter in the United States.

SPRINKLER FITTERS LOCAL 281
11900 South Laramie Avenue
Alsip, IL 60803
708-597-1800
http://www.sprinklerfitterchicago.org/

Pipefitters who work in fire protection.

TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25
1300 West Higgins Road
Suite 220
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-292-1225
http://www.teamstersjc25.com/

Representing Ilinois, Northwest Indiana and Metropolitan Chicago, Teamsters Joint Council 25 is a labor union for more than 120,000 workers.

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 705
No affiliated website.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 710
9000 W. 187th
Mokena, IL 60448
773-254-3200
http://www.local710.org/

Since 1903, Local 710 represents truck freight carriers, UPS, Soft Drink employees, Wine and Spirits distribution, auto transport, meat packing and distribution, manufacturing, food distribution, office workers and warehousing workers.

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 714
See below
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 726
See below
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 700
1300 West Higgins Road
Suite 301
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-939-9700
http://www.teamsterslocal700.com/aboutus/history.html

A combined union of Local 714 and 726 servicing public sector employees in Illinois.

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 743
4620 South Tripp Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632
773-254-7460
http://www.teamsterslocal743.com/

Representing civil rights and workers rights in Illinois for over 70 years.

UFCW LOCAL 881
10400 W. Higgings Road
Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018
847-294-5064
http://www.local881ufcw.org/index.html 

A local union which represents mainly, but not limited to, people in the food and drug industry.

UFCW LOCAL 1546
1649 West Adams
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
312-733-2999
http://ufcwlocal1546.org/

A local chapter of the a national union whose members work in retail food and meat departments. There are people from other occupations there as well.

UNITE HERE
275 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
212-265-7000
http://www.unitehere.org/

A national and international union (United States and Canada) who represent workers in hotel, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, gaming and airport industries.

UPI LOCAL 4100
11 East Adams
Chicago, IL 60603
312-663-5916
http://www.upilocal4100.org/

This union represents the employees of the higher education public schools in Illinois.

Compensation programs are a common aspect of trade agreements between unions and companies. Most compensation programs are good and extend protection beyond what is required by federal and state law. In some cases, however, compensation programs are poor and may even include language that seeks to reduce your rights. A lawyer can work to get everything owed to you within the framework of the compensation program just as he or she could work to help the non-union worker be protected by workers’ compensation laws. Ideally, union workers should hire a lawyer in advance of an injury to examine the compensation program and identify any potential issues with it.

Hire A Chicago Injury Law Firm That Works For You. Not Your Union.

If you’re a Chicago union worker that has been involved in an accident, it is in your best interest to contact a lawyer immediately. Do not wait until you are denied what you feel is owed to you. Even in the earliest stages of an accident case, as your representative Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can navigate the process in a way that helps ensure that your rights are protected and your rights to receive compensation are always protected. If you are looking for a law firm who truly has your interest in mind, contact Rosenfeld Injury Injury Lawyers today. Our consultations are always free and without obligation. We only earn a fee when there is a recovery for you.

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