Unions take advantage of Illinois’ prevailing wage law

By Paul Kersey
When a state construction project goes up for bid, a union outfit often ends up with the contract. This is one of the seamier aspects of Illinois government. State laws and common practices for bidding are designed to cover up for union firms’ disadvantages and steer projects their way. The unions are always ready to...

TAGS: BLS: Bureau of Labor Statistics, IDOL: Illinois Department of Labor, International Union of Operating Engineers, IUOE, prevailing wage