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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...

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...

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Workforce woes

The workforce in your teens and 20s can be a time of discovery and unique experiences. It can mean working for less than your worth and exploitation of your talents.
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...

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. That type of sentiment...

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