Illinois dead last in “merit shop” rankings

ABC merit scorecard

Organized labour leaders will celebrate that Illinois comes dead last in a ranking scale — the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Merit Shop Scorecard, which ranks the state’s adherence or avoidance of issues related to the interests of the non-union contractors association’s values.

Not surprisingly, ABC ranks states negatively if there are Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) and prevailing wage requirements, and positively if it has so-called Right To Work legislation.


You can view a detailed list of the criteria here. Illinois, indeed, remains a bastion of the construction industry’s organized labour movement.


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