Prevailing Wage Ordinance 18-1604 Update

Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. - Illinois Chapter, along with several other Associations, actively opposed the passage of the Cook County Prevailing Wage Ordinance 18-1604:  Click Here for the final version.  After the ordinance passed, ABC - Illinois Chapter formed a coalition to have the ordinance amended. Although a repeal would be best, given the political climate in Cook County, we think a complete repeal is highly unlikely.   

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Elisa Fox
Media Alert: Cook County Task Force meeting to discuss prevailing wage ordinance 18-1604

The Task Force determined by the Cook County Board of Commissioners will meet for the second time this Monday, July 30th to discuss implementation of Ordinance 18-1604; This ordinance amendment passed on March 24th and requires any commercial or industrial property owner in Cook County who has a Property Tax Incentive to only use contractors who pay prevailing wages and have a United States Department Of Labor Office approved apprentice program for any work performed on the property.

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Elisa Fox
SB2480 UPDATE

Dear Merit Shop Defenders,

SB 2480  is still on second reading in the Senate scheduled for today.  PLEASE take time immediately to contact each of the targeted senators here and URGE A NO VOTE.  To email each Senator directly, click each link below. You may use this draft letter for the body of your email.

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Elisa Fox