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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 laws that do not protect domestics – Las Trabajadoras Domesticas

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They are the workers forgotten by the law. They care for our children. Clean our  houses. Cook our meals. They deserve decent wages. But they usually don’t even earn close to the mininum wage. That is the life that Victoria, as told here, has lived. We will be hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 11 from people […]

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Written by on February 11, 2014

The Minimum Wage Wave

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Say the minimum wage referendum passes on March 18th across Chicago. Then the drive to do the same takes off in Springfield. And then the fever catches on and the state’s lawmakers embrace legislation to make life better for domestic workers and restaurant workers. What comes next? I’m not a prophet but good sense tells […]

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Written by on February 10, 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