SURVEY: Chicago Gig Drivers Face Low Earnings and High Health and Safety Risks, and 9-in-10 Say Drivers Should Have the Right to Unionize

La Grange, IL: A survey of more than 500 Chicago area drivers for rideshare and delivery apps reveals that 62% of drivers work more than 30 hours per week, 41% earn less than $15 per hour, 40% are either uninsured … Continue reading SURVEY: Chicago Gig Drivers Face Low Earnings and High Health and Safety Risks, and 9-in-10 Say Drivers Should Have the Right to Unionize

STUDY: Repeals of State Prevailing Wage Laws Have Cost Workers, Taxpayers, & the Construction Industry

Between 2015 and 2018, Six States Eliminated Minimum Standards for Skilled Trades Workers La Grange, IL: Six states that repealed their prevailing wage laws between 2015 and 2018 have experienced slower construction employment, decreased wage growth, lower workforce productivity growth, … Continue reading STUDY: Repeals of State Prevailing Wage Laws Have Cost Workers, Taxpayers, & the Construction Industry

Study: Workers’ Rights Amendment Would Promote Higher Job Quality for Workers and Essential Industries in Illinois

Data Shows Unions Producing Better Outcomes for Workers, Worksites, and Public Budgets La Grange, IL: Illinois workers earn higher wages, deliver higher levels of productivity, are more likely to have health insurance, and are substantially less likely to suffer workplace … Continue reading Study: Workers’ Rights Amendment Would Promote Higher Job Quality for Workers and Essential Industries in Illinois

NATIONAL SURVEY: Stress and Lack of Staffing Standards Cause Majority of Nurses to Say They Could Leave Profession

La Grange, IL:  A national survey of more than 2,200 registered nurses (RNs) conducted in the fall of 2021 reveals that the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and current industry staffing practices have together left a majority of RNs considering … Continue reading NATIONAL SURVEY: Stress and Lack of Staffing Standards Cause Majority of Nurses to Say They Could Leave Profession

Contractor Surveys: The Construction Labor Shortage is Less Severe for Union Firms

La Grange, IL:  A review of 2018-2021 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) surveys of more than 5,000 member firms nationwide reveals that nonunion construction firms are facing significantly greater workforce supply problems than their union counterparts, and that these … Continue reading Contractor Surveys: The Construction Labor Shortage is Less Severe for Union Firms