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Illinois workers and researchers to testify before the Labor Committee for passage of HB 690
What: Labor & Commerce Committee Hearing – Illinois workers and researchers will testify at a hearing before the House Labor & Commerce Committee in support of passing the Responsible Job Creation Act (HB690) to better protect Illinois’ temp workers from abuse and ensure the return of good, permanent jobs and healthy economic growth in the state.
Who: State Representative Carol Ammons, (D-103); Brittany Scott, Senior Research Strategist with NESRI; Dr. Linda Forst, Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at UIC; temp worker leaders with Chicago Workers’ Collaborative and Warehouse Workers for Justice
When: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 02:00PM CT
Where: Capitol Building | Room 114 - 1233 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704 or watch live at: https://www.facebook.com/RaisetheFloorAlliance/
Background: Corporations in the State of Illinois have increasingly used temporary labor to permanently staff their day-to-day operations. Conditions under this arrangement are insufferable in most factories and warehouses where retaliation, poor wages, hazardous working conditions, racial and gender discrimination, and other injustices are rampant. According to the American Staffing Association, there are over 800,000 temp workers in the State of Illinois.
The Responsible Job Creation Act (HB 690), sponsored by State Representative Carol Ammons (D-103), aims to close the enforcement gap in these unregulated workplaces, protect the lives of the state’s most vulnerable workers, and support the creation of stable, permanent, living-wage jobs.
Once passed, the bill will offer improved protections to workers employed through temp agencies including an equal wage to their direct hire counterparts, stronger retaliation prevention measures, an end to racialized and gender discrimination, an end to gender violence, increase transparency in hiring practices, and much more.
Available for interviews: Rep. Carol Ammons, State Representative of the 103rd District, Brittany Scott with NESRI, Dr. Linda Forst with UIC, and worker leaders with Chicago Workers’ Collaborative and Warehouse Workers for Justice.
Partners: Chicago Workers’ Collaborative, Illinois AFL-CIO, National Economic & Social Rights Initiative, Raise the Floor Alliance, Warehouse Workers for Justice
Endorsers: Coalition of Labor Union Women, Illinois-National Organization for Women, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Latino Policy Forum, Local 881 UFCW, National Employment Law Project, Progress Center for Independent Living, Rainbow Push Coalition, Women Employed