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

STUDY: 100% Clean Energy Will Grow Wisconsin Economy by $21 Billion, Create 34,000 Jobs

Researchers Warn That Without Local Hire Protections, Economic Benefits Would Be Muted La Grange, IL: Wisconsin’s stated goal of transitioning to 100% clean energy by 2050 could grow the state’s economy by $21 billion, create more than 34,000 jobs, and … Continue reading STUDY: 100% Clean Energy Will Grow Wisconsin Economy by $21 Billion, Create 34,000 Jobs