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.
House Adjourns As Senate Passes Minimum Wage BillThe Illinois Senate has passed legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage.
Illinois Lawmakers Won't Vote On Minimum WageIllinois lawmakers face a number of issues as they wind down their fall veto session but won't consider increasing the state's minimum wage. Votes could come Wednesday on an expanded election law and a state health-insurance exchange.
Aldermen Approve Plan To Hike Minimum WageAldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.
Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-HourAldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.
City Council To Vote On Hiking Chicago's Minimum WageThe City Council Committee on Workforce Development on Monday backed the mayor’s plan to raise the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour by 2019, and sent the measure to the full City Council for a vote on Tuesday.
Emanuel Asks Aldermen To Raise Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour Over TimeA special council meeting will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a notice posted on the city clerk’s website.
Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Seek Action During Veto SessionWith state lawmakers set to return to Springfield for three days of veto session later this week, and then again in early December, advocates for a higher minimum wage were urging the legislature to act on a measure to increase the minimum wage in Illinois to $10 an hour.
Rauner Still Not Giving Details On Economic PlansGovernor-elect Bruce Rauner remained mum Wednesday when it came to specifics for his short-term economic plans for Illinois, ahead of a meeting with the state’s top lawmakers.
Mayor Votes Early, Pushes Minimum Wage HikeMayor Rahm Emanuel cast his ballot in the race for governor on Wednesday, to make a point about early voting, and what’s at stake in next week’s elections.
Vallas Renews Quinn Campaign Attack On Rauner's Minimum Wage StanceGov. Pat Quinn’s running mate on Thursday was leading the charge over the latest reports Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s past support for reducing the minimum wage.