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The live recording of the recent FCAI Webinar: Recreational Marijuana & the Construction Industry is now available.
The parent association of FCAI, FCA International, has been aggressively engaged on protecting our industry’s apprenticeship programs since June of 2017 when President Trump issued the Presidential Executive Order expanding apprenticeships in America.
During the last two years, FCA International’s Government Relations Advisory Committee has worked tirelessly to educate the Administration and members of Congress on the importance of our industry’s registered apprenticeship programs. Additionally, FCA has teamed up with the Construction Employers of America and other trade associations across the construction industry to ensure our registered apprenticeship programs are protected.
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Classes are now available at the NCIFTI for August and September. Classes include Concrete Floor Coatings, Hazard Communications, OSHA 30 along with many others.
Class sizes are limited, so please contact the NCIFTI to reserve your spot and ensure class availability. To register for an upcoming class, contact the NCIFTI Office by phone (630.966.1451) or email (email@example.com), or log into the My Union Member website (www.pdc30.com) to register online.
While there is a lot “rolled” into the 600 plus page law (pun intended), there are significant employment pitfalls for employers with regard to enforcing drug free workplaces.
Interestingly, the law is the first of its kind that was legislatively created versus a voter referendum. As a result, there is potential for more legal navigation for Illinois employers. Specifically, the new law aims to protect applicants and employees from adverse job action based on the lawful use of marijuana.
However, the Law permits employers to continue to control its workforce and workplace. The Law expressly permits an employer to:
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Governor Pritzker has proposed a 6-year, $41.5 billion capital plan, titled “Rebuild Illinois” that includes funding for both horizontal (transportation related projects) and vertical construction projects.
The proposal released on Friday includes the following funding allocations for capital projects:
The proposal also included proposed funding mechanisms that include a combination of bonding and $1.8 billion in new or higher taxes.
The plan released Friday also lists some of the proposed construction projects throughout the state. The Pritzker Administration has stated this proposal is a continued work in progress and all projects and funding mechanisms will continue to be debated with stakeholders. The proposals listed here will likely change as lawmakers and other interested parties continue to hash out the details of a final capital plan. We anticipate seeing the Governor’s capital plan introduced as legislation within the next couple of days. As a reminder, the Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn May 31st. Lawmakers have a lot of work to complete in the next eleven days.
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