Chicago, IL: Collective bargaining agreements in Illinois’ public schools are dynamic and innovative, reflecting both the needs of teachers and the financial challenges faced by school districts, according to a new study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Project … Continue reading New Study: Illinois Public School Districts Are Dynamic and Innovative
The January 2020 Edition of ILEPI’s newsletter, Illinois Insights, has been released. The Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has released the January 2020 Edition of our quarterly newsletter, Illinois Insights. Join us for our third annual fundraiser in less than one … Continue reading Illinois Insights – January 2020 Edition
La Grange: From the number of training hours and graduation rates to the diversity of classes and the lifetime earnings of graduates, Illinois’ joint labor-management construction apprenticeship programs are rivaling– and in some cases exceeding– the performance of the state’s … Continue reading STUDY: Illinois’ Construction Apprenticeship Programs Rival State Colleges and Universities on Key Performance Metrics
With persistent state funding gap, Illinois property taxes have risen to 7th highest in the nation Continue reading “Study Offers Roadmap to Stem Growth of Illinois’ Property Tax Rates”
The Fall 2019 Edition of ILEPI’s newsletter, Illinois Insights, has been released. The Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has released the Fall 2019 Edition of our quarterly newsletter, Illinois Insights. The City of Chicago is considering fast-tracking their minimum wage to $15 per hour … Continue reading Illinois Insights – Fall 2019 Edition
La Grange: As Illinois lawmakers continue debating whether to enact nurse staffing standards in the state’s hospitals, a new national survey of registered nurses has linked the proposal with dramatically superior workplace outcomes in California, the only state that has enacted such a law. The survey was sponsored by grassroots organization Nurses Take D.C. and compiled over 9,000 responses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The results were then aggregated and analyzed by the Project for Middle Class Renewal (PMCR) at the University of Illinois and the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI).
Chicago: A fast-tracked $15 minimum wage by 2021 in the City of Chicago would increase paychecks Continue reading “REPORT: $15 Minimum Wage Would Boost Incomes for 430,000 Chicago Workers and Lift 100,000 Residents Out of Poverty”
Unions Boost Worker Wages by 11% Continue reading “Study: Unionization Fell Last Year, But Illinois’ Middle Class Still Depends on Unions”
The Summer 2019 Edition of ILEPI’s newsletter, Illinois Insights, has been released. Continue reading “Illinois Insights – Summer 2019”
On Friday, April 26, the Illinois House Labor & Commerce Committee held a subject matter hearing on “Workforce Development, Reducing Unemployment, and Improving the Economy.” Frank Manzo IV, MPP, Policy Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) testified before the committee. Here is what he said.
Savings from HR 2604/SB 1908 would offset 75% of cost of hiring more nurses Continue reading “STUDY: Nurse Staffing Bill Could Save Illinois Hospitals $1.4 Billion”
The Spring 2019 Edition of ILEPI’s newsletter, Illinois Insights, has been released. Continue reading “Illinois Insights – Spring 2019 Edition”