Posts tagged "National Employment Law Project"

Low-wage workers use minority unionism to fight for $15 minimum wage

Low-wage workers use minority unionism to fight for $15 minimum wage
When Judith Luna went to work at Sears, she never expected to be paid so little that she would seldom be able to shop at the clothing retail store. Nine dollars an hour barely covered her living costs, and it was especially hard when the store barely gave her enough hours to qualify as part-time... Read more »

Community support pushing minimum wage bill to key vote one year after introduction

Community support pushing minimum wage bill to key vote one year after introduction
State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, the main sponsor of a bill to raise the minimum wage in Illinois, and a coterie of advocacy groups that support the legislation are feeling optimistic. The bill was introduced more than a year ago, in February 2011, and has been stalled ever since. But a vote Wednesday in the executive... Read more »

Low-wage workers facing wage theft fall between the cracks at the Illinois Department of Labor

Illinois has a good standing among other states around the country in terms of wage-theft law. It is one of 30 states that have criminal penalties for unpaid wages and one of six states that allow workers to file complaints anonymously. Its standing is so good, in fact, that a 2011 report on wage-theft legislation... Read more »
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