Chicago: A new research series by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has found that billions of dollars in state and local tax subsidies for corporations have yielded far fewer economic benefits than comparable investments in infrastructure and education. Further, instead of being concentrated in distressed areas most in need of economic development, Illinois subsidies...Read more
President Trump’s manufacturing council isn’t getting much work done, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”After the AFL-CIO leader left the president’s manufacturing council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., Trumka slammed the council’s lack of productivity. article...
With the State of Illinois finally having a new budget for the first time in two years, the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Economic Policy Institute evaluated the economic research on policy measures currently under consideration by state lawmakers. The full report is available here:...Read more
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that defines a "joint-employer." The informal guidance was similar to a 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling now being challenged in court, but impacted different laws. NLRB considers a company jointly liable for its contractors' compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, which gives employees the right...Read more