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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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“Working minimum wage isn’t going to get me far”

What’s the secret to getting by on a minimum-wage job? Chris Fallet, a 19-year-old resident of Brighton Park, has learned some of the tricks. He earns $8.35 an hour—ten cents above Illinois’ current minimum wage—by working half-time in the new Jewel-Osco at 1340 S. Canal. Fallet’s top tip: “It helps having roommates because the cost […]

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Local residents, business owners largely support a minimum wage increase

*Baja para leer este artículo en español. Whether to raise the minimum wage, and by how much, is a hot topic in both Washington, D.C. and Springfield this year. President Barack Obama is pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and other state Democrats are leading the […]