In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke Saturday in favor of higher pay for home health care workers and committed himself to work toward a $15 an hour floor salary.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that will put a measure on the November ballot asking voters if Illinois should boost the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015.
Governor Pat Quinn has told Illinois lawmakers the state is at a critical juncture, and he’s outlined an ambitious legislative wish list.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has written legislation for the U.S. House that would increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour.