by Lee V. Gaines Brent Weiss is convinced that having to pay his workers more will have an impact on his outdoor and sporting goods business, he’s just not sure how much his bottom line will be tapped. The full-time workers at his Uncle Dan’s stores, which include four locations
Open Communities applauds Cook County officials for passing a minimum wage increase to $13. This is a major step in addressing poverty wages and resulting economic injustice. Many of the people living in the northern suburban communities we serve cannot afford to pay the rent. Many who work here can’t
The Fight for $15 campaign is taking their call for a wage increase and better working conditions to the Chicago suburbs. The workers’ rights campaign held a rally at Evanston’s Fountain Square over the weekend. Emboldened by recent fight for 15 victories in New York and California, speakers called out
By Brian L. Cox Paydays tend to be depressing for McDonald’s restaurant worker Kejioun Johnson. The 20-year-old earns ten dollars an hour, which he said is not nearly enough to cover his monthly bills. Johnson was one of more than two dozen fast food workers who turned out for a
By Mariana Alfaro Evanston workers, activists and community members marched to Burger King, 1740 Orrington Ave., Sunday afternoon as part of a demonstration against low wages and poor working conditions in fast food restaurants across the city. Fight for $15, an international movement that supports workers who are campaigning for
By Tim Moran Fast food workers will gather at Fountain Square for “May Day” rally supporting unions and a $15 an hour minimum wage. Fast food workers in Evanston will rally at Fountain Square on Sunday to support the ‘Fight For 15’ movement and call for a $15 an hour
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