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Union registers voters to support minimum wage increase

Homecare workers and other members of SEIU Health Care Illinois gathered at a Lawndale church on June 14 and fanned out over the neighborhood, knocking on the doors of union members to make sure they and their family members were registered to vote. It was the first action of a larger effort to register voters […]

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Fast food workers scrape by under current minimum wage

Updated January 8, 2014 Last December about 200 protesters in Chicago braved the cold and rallied in support of higher wages as part of a national movement to increase the minimum wage and improve the working conditions for fast-food and retail workers. Starting this year, 13 states across the nation are increasing the minimum wage […]