Manufacturing Industry News
Legislative Scorecard Shows 29 Lawmakers in the Illinois House and Senate Had Perfect Scores Voting for Legislation that Impacts Manufacturing
SCHAUMBURG, IL – With the 2023 Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly nearing a close, the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) released its annual Legislative Scorecard for 2022 which shows an encouraging growth of support for small and mid-size manufacturers among Illinois House and Senate members.
Of the votes tracked by TMA, the average scores among state senators increased from 46% to 57%, and the average scores among state representatives increased 14 points to 58%. TMA’s Legislative Scorecard tracked lawmakers’ votes on HB5412, SB157, SB208, HB5471, SB2940, and HB3296.
12 state senators scored 100%, with 15 scoring above 70%. 17 state representatives scored 100%, with 27 scoring over 70%.
For more information, see TMANews.com
SPRINGFIELD – In January 2024, Illinois employers of any size will be required to allow employees to earn up to 40 hours of paid time off per year – the most expansive PTO requirement in the nation.
The employees taking advantage of the time off will not need to give reason for their absence, such as being ill or simply taking a day off. They are asked only to provide notice “in accordance with reasonable employer standards” – a vague term that will likely be open for interpretation.
What does this mean for Illinois employees? See https://tmanews.com/illinois3rdstatepto/ tmanews.com/illinois3rdstatepto/
SCHAUMBURG – The Technology & Manufacturing Association once again hosted a Precision Machining Competition to area high schools for the purpose of encouraging high school students to learn about and consider careers in manufacturing, specifically precision machining.
Nineteen instructors from 18 different Chicago area high schools encouraged their students to develop their machining skills as they completed challenging precision machining projects. After completion, the students’ machining projects were judged by skilled craftsmen in the industry.
The judged projects included industry basics such as tap wrenches, punch sets, U-Blocks, drill press vises, bench blocks, small grinding vises, and offset V-Blocks. Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) projects, using a computerized manufacturing process that uses pre-programmed software and code, included CNC Milling, CNC Turning, CNC Programming on Milling and Turning, tape dispensers, and jack cubes.
More at https://tmanews.com/highschoolteachersmachining/
Manufacturing industry news is provided by the Technology & Manufacturing Association in Schaumburg, IL