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Workers Rights Constitutional Amendment

This November, the nation will be voting in what is likely to be a momentous general election. On this day, Illinoisans will also be taking part in a momentous vote of their own. For one, Governor Pritzker proposed a “fair tax” amendment to the constitution that, if passed by referendum, will change Illinois’ flat tax […]

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Illinois Water Crisis

For the past twenty years, the III FFC has stood for raising standards in the construction industry and providing a level playing field for responsible contractors. The next step in advancing our mission is to raise awareness for our neglected water systems to ensure we are providing fresh water and treating wastewater and storm water […]

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Anniversary of Capital Bill During COVID-19

While COVID-19 has disrupted many industries throughout the United States, construction continues to be performed as an essential service. In March, Governor Pritzker and Governor Holcomb took decisive action to protect Illinois and Indiana residents from COVID-19 by issuing shelter-in-place orders requiring residents to stay at home until April 30, 2020. Illinois later extended the […]

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III FFC Prevailing Wage Video

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III FFC Implements Drone Training

One of the main objectives of our field operations is jobsite monitoring. Through our monitoring capabilities, the III FFC compiles a comprehensive analysis of projects throughout our three-state jurisdiction. To increase our capabilities of utilizing the most effective techniques available in the field of labor-management, the III FFC sent seven Construction Analysts to Local 150’s […]

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Stopping the Attack on the Prevailing Wage Act

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) did it again.  Without notice or an explanation, IDOL’s Conciliation and Mediation Division changed the prevailing wage survey methodology in June 2018 and posted rates in August with thousands of inconsistencies.  For example, many rates are missing a “foreman” rate, and others have a new rate for “other” benefits […]

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III FFC Passes National Apprenticeship Week Proclamations

This past fall, the Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting had the opportunity to work with public bodies in western Illinois and Iowa to promote National Apprenticeship Week. From November 12-18th, we worked with local government officials to pass National Apprenticeship Week Proclamations. Construction is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country and, […]

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A warning for Missouri: Repealing the prevailing wage on construction jobs hurts workers and the economy

The reality is that construction labor represents only a bit over 20 percent of the total cost of government building projects — and it’s declining. File photo AP A warning for Missouri: Repealing the prevailing wage on construction jobs hurts workers and the economy By Marc Poulos February 20, 2018 08:30 PM Updated February 20, […]

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Prevailing Wage Seminar Materials

An Introduction to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act OSHA Update Illinois Freedom of Information Act Responsible Bidding Ordinances  

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The Monitor-Fall/Winter 2017

The Monitor-Fall/Winter 2017

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Rush Hosting Community Town Hall Meeting

RUSH is hosting a Community Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00p.m. at the University of St. Francis with several IL transportation agencies to discuss long term options to making Will County highways safer. The following topics will be covered: • Widening of 1-80 from Rt 30 in New Lenox to River […]

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III FFC Prevailing Wage Seminar was a great success!

On October 25, the III FFC hosted a prevailing wage seminar at the Double Tree Hotel in Downers Grove.  With close to two-hundred attendees, the III FFC was thrilled with the turnout, which included many public bodies, labor organizations, and contractors. Speakers included: Melissa Binetti, III FFC Counsel; Michael Duffee, Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP; […]

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Prevailing Wage Seminar Materials

PW-Labor: Melissa Binetti Presentation Prevailing Wage Act PW-Management: Michael Duffee Presentation Economics of Prevailing Wage: Frank Manzo IV Presentation IL RBO Presentation: Josh Weger FOIA Presentation: Leah Bartelt Prevailing Wage Quiz

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III FFC Attends NAFC Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

  In September, the III FFC attended the 19th annual National Alliance for Fair Contracting (“NAFC”) conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Each year, the NAFC conference is attended by hundreds of participants from across the nation, including representatives from labor organizations, contractors, fair contracting organizations, as well as researchers, academics, attorneys and officials from federal, state […]

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FREE Prevailing Wage Seminar: October 25th

Sponsored by the III FFC, IL PW Council, CISCO, MARBA, UCA, NAFC, the Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Union, and the Chicago Regional Carpenters Council   Learn about the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, how to ensure compliance with the Act, and the changing landscape of prevailing wage coverage. Speakers will include III FFC Executive Director Marc Poulos […]

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