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Even more reasons to raise the minimum wage

Even more reasons to raise the minimum wage

A new study from the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that increasing the minimum wage would allow more workers to find affordable housing. Meanwhile, the number of low-wage jobs would not...
May Day in Chicago yesterday and today

May Day in Chicago yesterday and today

On May 1, 1886, 80,000 workers marched down Michigan Avenue in Chicago in support of the eight-hour day. In the next few days, nationwide, 350,000 workers (including 70,000 in Chicago) went on strike at 1,200 factories. Since that time, May Day, or International...