Workers' Rights

Prevailing Wage

Contractors and subcontractors must pay  mechanics and laborers on the site at least the local prevailing wage including fringe benefits.  This protects local workers from being underpaid to reduce a contract bid.

Worker Safety

Organized labor is responsible for safety in the workplace.  Companies cut corners and make sacrifices to increase profits.  With public companies, the duty to shareholders requires profit to be a priority. Labor law requirements allow management to treat workers properly.

Lincolnshire

As a resident of Lincolnshire, I was appalled when I learned that our village government passed a "right to work" ordinance.  


We should all be concerned about the ongoing boycott of Lincolnshire businesses.  To please GOP leadership, our trustees have promoted a right-wing policy that hurts our Lincolnshire community economically.  


Why do we allow this?