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Written by on March 3, 2014

What’s at stake in Chicago’s Minimum Wage Struggle

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Janah Bailey works to survive, as she explains.  She works two fast food jobs so she can keep her family flourishing. And she presents a powerfully personal case for boosting the minimum wage, a presentation the 21-year-old recently made at our media forum on low wage workers. Her cause will be tested on March 18th […]

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Written by on February 18, 2014

Low Wage Workers Forum, Feb. 11

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The surge of groups speaking today for low wage workers is unprecedented in Chicago. What do they want? Who are they? What’s likely to happen? Join us tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 11, to hear from these workers, the groups that represent them, and the community organizations and others that are standing behind them. Besides the push […]

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Written by on February 11, 2014

The world of low-wage workers El mundo de los trabajadores de bajos salarios

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Who are these people asking for better wages? And what’s it like working at a warehouse, a carwash, a fast food joint? Besides covering the marches and rallies, can you tell us who these people are? Here, for example, is an excerpt from a profile of a fast-food striker in California that appeared recently in […]

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Written by on January 10, 2014

Media Forum & Panel – Low Wages & Worker Benefits

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There’s a revolution taking place in Chicago. It’s the surge of workers asking for better wages and conditions. It’s a movement of fast food workers, of retail and supermarket workers, of domestic workers, of day laborers, of warehouse workers, of waiters and kitchen staff and on and on. Who are these workers? What do they […]

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Written by on January 10, 2014