The first Labor Day was celebrated in the late 19th century, when a group of industrial workers gathered together in New York to celebrate their contributions to building our country. They went a day without pay in order to march for their cause which began a labor movement that inspired subsequent generations. Those hardworking union members, and those who followed in their path, helped secure privileges and benefits which we all now take for granted. Through collective bargaining, their efforts created 40-hour work weeks and thus weekends, a minimum wage, overtime pay and workplace safety laws. Because of the battles which organized labor waged, our country benefits from Medicare, Social Security, and other retirement programs. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of organized labor. At Anesi Ozmon, we take great pride in the fact that representing union workers has always been the foundation of our firm. On this Labor Day, we pay tribute to the men and women who built our great nation, and whose spirit, courage, and hard work have created opportunities for all of us. Mark Novak President/Managing Partner
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On August 7, 2017 a brave and grieving Nikki Rambo shared the story of her son's tragic and preventable death with reporter Natalie Martinez from NBC Chicago - Channel 5. Nikki hopes that sharing her son's story will raise awareness about the dangers children can face in the workplace so other parents can avoid this kind of unspeakable tragedy. To view the entire coverage from the newscast, please click here.
Chicago, IL – August 7, 2017 – Hunter Wolfe, 17, of Streator, IL, tragically died Monday, July 17, 2017, while participating in a work/study program at Luckey Transfer, LLC, 918 Porter St., Streator IL. The Livingston County, IL, Coroner Danny Watson completed an autopsy on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The Coroner stated that electrocution was the preliminary cause of death, but a final determination is not expected for several weeks. Company employees found Wolfe unresponsive and alone on the ground, next to a rail car beneath Commonwealth Edison power lines. The Streator Police Department, Livingston County Coroner’s Office, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are involved in the investigation. (more…)