Living Wage

H&M sign hangs in a window.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty)

Protesters Outside Loop H&M Call For Living Wage For Cambodian Garment Workers

A protest was held at a store in the Loop Wednesday afternoon where demonstrators called for shops to pay more to garment workers in Cambodia who make some of the clothing that ends up here.



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