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RELEASE: We Applaud Plainfield Village Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2022 Contact: Jill Gigstad, III FFC (815) 254-3332 EXT 6 [email protected] We Applaud the Plainfield Village Board in Supporting Responsible Contractors The Plainfield Village Board decided to reject all bids on vote of 4 to 1 on the James Street Pump Station project after concerns about lowest bidder. PLAINFIELD, IL […]

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Free Virtual Prevailing Wage Seminar

A GREAT seminar for public bodies, contractors, and attorneys! When: Thursday, March 31, 2022 Where: Over Zoom! Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Included: Box of goodies to be sent to the address you include below & 3 General MCLE credits for attorneys Topics: The Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, how to ensure compliance with the […]

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Workers’ Rights Amendment to Illinois’ Constitution

In November of 2022, Illinoisans will be voting to elevate workers’ rights to a constitutional level. Voters will weigh in on whether the state’s constitution should be amended to include a provision that will establish fundamental rights for workers to collectively bargain and unionize. The amendment would effectively ban so-called “right-to-work” laws in Illinois. The […]

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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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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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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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