Minimum Wage Workers Stage Daylong 'Fight For $15'Thousands of low-wage workers planned to protest all over Chicago on Thursday to fight for a $15 minimum wage. The rallies started around dawn, and were scheduled to continue through Thursday night, with many workers planning to walk off the job.
Opinion: Guy Leaving 'No Tip' Cards Because Of Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Is An Idiot And Here's WhyLadies and gentleman, we finally have a hero among us willing to go toe to toe against the evil forces known as the "minimum wage"! There's only one problem... He doesn't seem to understand how it works.
Judge: Illinois Can't Pay Workers In Full Without State BudgetThe stakes just got higher in the battle over the state budget. A Cook County judge has ruled that Illinois cannot keep paying its state employees their full salaries without a budget in place, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago's Minimum Wage Rises To $10 An HourMinimum wage earners in Chicago will begin seeing a bump in their paychecks this month.
With Minimum Wage Soon Rising To $10 In Chicago, Activists Continue Push For $15 An HourAhead of Wednesday’s City Council meeting, activists were celebrating the looming rise in the minimum wage in Chicago.
City To Host Workshop On Upcoming Minimum Wage HikeWith the minimum wage in Chicago about to rise to $10 an hour next month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to begin an effort to help educate workers on what’s in store.
Workers Protest Outside McDonald's HQ Calling For $15-An-Hour WagesAbout two thousand McDonald's workers demonstrated for higher wages at the chain's corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Minimum Wage Workers Call For $15 An HourA series of protests across the country was planned for Wednesday, as activists planned their biggest push yet for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
McDonald's To Raise Starting Pay $1 Over Minimum WageApproximately 90,000 McDonald's employees working at company-owned stores will start getting slightly larger paychecks this summer, and will even receive paid vacation, as the fast food chain seeks to attract more reliable workers.
Garcia, Teachers Call For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage At CPSThe Chicago Teachers Union has stepped up the fight to increase the minimum wage in Chicago, demanding better pay for non-union workers at the Chicago Public Schools, and mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has joined their effort.
City Hall Bills Cabbie $10,000 After Lawsuit DismissedA Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.
Minimum Wage Workers Keep Up The Fight For $15-An-HourFast food and home healthcare workers were rallying in the River North neighborhood early Thursday, hoping to keep the pressure on state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage.