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How the minimum wage increase will affect DePaul student employees

How the minimum wage increase will affect DePaul student employees

Doug Klain, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019

When DePaul University junior Breya Jones heard that Illinois was raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, she felt like it was a validation that her work is valued by the community. Like many studying at DePaul, she’s a student employee at the university. “It makes me feel like even though I’m a...

Workers in Chicago take on fight for $15 minimum wage

Workers in Chicago take on fight for $15 minimum wage

Megan Deppen

April 19, 2015

Beneath the golden rays of sunshine, protesters of McDonald’s golden arches massed by the thousands on UIC’s campus Wednesday as part of the nationwide Fight for $15 movement. Nestled in a crowd of minimum-wage workers, beneath the waving banners and a towering statue of a female worker on wheels, was 23-year-old Adrian...

Chicago set to raise minimum wage

Chicago set to raise minimum wage

Brenden Moore

December 2, 2014

Chicago is a getting a raise. The city council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of Mayor Emanuel’s plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019. Read More »...

Chicago college students struggle to pay tuition in absence of higher minimum wage

Chicago college students struggle to pay tuition in absence of higher minimum wage

Nana Aduba-Amoah and Amanda Crane

November 9, 2014

For Chicago college students like Venice Adams, raising the minimum wage in Illinois is the only way to continue pursuing a college degree. Read More »...

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 »...

Chicago minimum wage change in order for October

Chicago minimum wage change in order for October

Brenden Moore

September 15, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed an executive order last week raising the minimum wage for employees of contractors and subcontractors doing business with the city. Read More »...

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