March 1, 2013

SPRINGFIELD (March 1)—Everybody likes a “two-fer” deal, and the Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council has come up with one that’s perfect for employees represented by a union: You can celebrate organized labor and honor someone by sponsoring an engraved paving stone at the Labor Pavilion on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The CIBCTC, which represents construction trades employees in the counties of Sangamon, Logan, Morgan, Cass, Scott, Menard, Christian and Mason counties, is working with the Illinois AFL-CIO to upgrade the labor pavilion. Proceeds of the paver sponsorships will be devoted to building a handsome brick sidewalk around the periphery of the Labor Pavilion.

Any member of any labor union in Illinois can sponsor a stone, have it engraved with the name of someone and see it installed in the pavilion. Persons cited on the paving stones may be living or deceased. Pavers are available in two sizes—4”x 8” at $50 each and 8”x 8” at $75 each. There is no limit to the number of stones any individual or family may order.

“This would be a great opportunity for a local to recognize individuals, past or present, who’ve contributed a great deal to the UTU over the years,” said UTU State Legislative Director Robert W. Guy. “Or a local could sponsor a brick themselves and be a part of the Labor Pavilion for years to come.”

Don’t miss this chance to honor an individual or your local and the organized-labor movement in one convenient step. Use the order blank below to specify the engraving on your paver and pay for your sponsorship.

Installation of the pavers is scheduled to begin this spring.

Click here to order a brick paver (PDF)