This week, the Mayor’s handpicked commission released their report on what they think the minimum wage should be in Chicago. The commission report calls to raise the minimum wage to $13 over 4 years.
The current minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 an hour, so low that workers, and certainly those who support families, simply cannot survive. Oftentimes they must work two or even three jobs just to make ends meet A $15 an hour wage will correct that. You can support the campaign by sending a letter to your Alderman to support a $15 an hour minimum wage.