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Living Wage


Referendum On Minimum Wage Increase To Appear On Primary Ballots

The minimum wage will be the subject of a referendum question on the March 18 primary ballot in more than 100 Chicago precincts.


Hundreds of fast food and retail workers gathered outside the Rock N Roll McDonald's in Chicago on Aug. 29, 2013, as part of a one-day strike to demand a wage of at least $15 per hour. (Credit: CBS)

Fast Food, Retail Workers Stage One-Day Strike For Higher Wages

A couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.


(Photo: O'Hare Airport Guide) credit: Pilar Clark

Aldermen Push For Living Wage For Airport Concession Employees

Chicago aldermen are pushing for a measure that would require a so-called living wage to be paid to all the workers at O’Hare and Midway international airport concessions.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2011