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February 7, 2017

FCAI Webinar: The Current Economic State of Illinois & New Construction Legislation for 2017 from FCAI on Vimeo.

This webinar addresses important legislation affecting the construction industry and FCAI Members for 2017. Listeners learn more about the budget impasse, the Senate’s proposed “Grand Bargain” and other legislation affecting a contractor’s business. 

For questions or more information, contact:

Jessica Newbold
IMSCA Legislative Consultant

Jim Rohlfing
IMSCA General Counsel
Partner, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Educational Events


Attention Owners, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Superintendents, Public Works Directors, Development Coordinators, Village Managers, Elected Officials, and Procurement Officers!

Date:  Thursday, June 29, 2017


Time:  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Topic:  The Reality of Prevailing Wage and PLA’s

Presenter: Robert Bruno, PhD  
Director of the Labor Education Program and Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois  


Why it’s Important to Participate:
Dr. Robert Bruno is well-known for his research on prevailing wage and right-to-work. This webinar will present national summative and Illinois-specific data on the impacts of prevailing wage laws (PWLs).


Prevailing wage laws (PWLs) are among the oldest policies intended to regulate labor markets. Although sometimes passed as standalone legislation, a PWL has more often been a component of a legislative program to establish minimum or community standards in labor markets. As such, PWLs have been part of an effort to create a framework in which labor markets operate to improve living standards and ensure that economic development is broadly shared. 


Attendees will learn what happens to states with repealed or weak prevailing wage laws, be presented with statistics on how exactly prevailing wage increases productivity and lower workers comp rates. Plus, learn how this will affect your company and you as an Illinois taxpayer. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during this presentation. 


About the Speaker:
Robert Bruno is the Director of the Labor Education Program and a Professor of Labor and Employment Relations in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 


He earned a Ph.D. from the New York University in Political Science and has authored four books.


Robert teaches many different labor relations courses, but his areas of expertise are labor history, collective bargaining, and American politics. 

There is no cost to participate.


**Once you have registered for the webinar, you will be emailed computer log-in information and a telephone number. You have the option of listening to the program through your computer speakers (no telephone needed) or dial the telephone number for the audio portion. If you have any questions please contact Shannon at

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