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Tipped workers battle over wage increase in Chicago

Tipped workers battle over wage increase in Chicago

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

Many restaurant workers support a proposed ordinance that would increase their hourly wage to $15 by 2021, although some have mixed feelings and fear that if that happens, their tips could decrease over time. The legislation being contemplated by the city of Chicago focuses on combating the unpredictab...

Panel on incarcerated labor reveals harsh truths in America

Panel on incarcerated labor reveals harsh truths in America

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

In a discussion held by the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies and the DePaul University Labor Education, community leaders, professors, and students discussed how the criminal justice system exploits the labor of imprisoned black men in a manner similar to Jim Crow. Nearly 50 people at...

Workforce woes

Workforce woes

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2018

Internships and jobs as a college student can be exciting experiences that set you up for an ideal job. At DePaul, most students can’t even graduate without an internship, and most students have to enter the workforce to keep themselves financially afloat. But what about those internships and jobs that...

Pocket change: Minimum wage won’t drastically kill jobs

Pocket change: Minimum wage won’t drastically kill jobs

Kevin Gross

October 5, 2014

“I’m not going to support (a minimum wage) that absolutely puts people out of work. It just doesn’t make sense,” Pat Toomey, a Republican senator from Pennsylvania, said. Read More »...

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