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NW Suburbs: Mobilize to raise the wage!

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library (map)

The People's Lobby ran a 2 year campaign to raise the wage in Cook County and we won! The ordinance that passed raised the minimum wage to $13 for everyone in Cook County. It also included paid sick leave of up to 40 hours/year for all employees. This was a major win for working class folks in Cook County.

This year on July 1st, the minimum wage will go up to $10 across Cook County and every year, it will increase until we get to $13. 

Unfortunately, municipalities and townships across the NW suburbs are voting to opt out of these ordinances and we need to mobilize to stop our elected officials from opting out of this incredibly important ordinance. 

Come out on March 10th to hear more about this campaign and learn how you can get involved!