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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

Former mayoral candidate Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia (pictured below) joined demonstrators on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago Wednesday fighting for a $15 minimum wage. The Chicago City Council passed a gradual increase last year to $13 an hour and this issue has been relevant in the nationwide debate over income inequality. (Megan Deppen / The DePaulia)

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

In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about his future plan for Chicago during a visit to a city maintenance facility in Chicago. Chicago is set to become the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage, as Emanuel fast-tracks a politically popular plan to reach $13 per hour amid his bid for a second term and criticism that he's out-of-touch with working people. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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

A referenda question that asked Illinoisans if the minimum wage should be raised passed with more than two-thirds support. (Seth Perlman | AP)

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 Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) takes on the minimum wage while gearing up for re-election next year. (Daniel X. O'Neil / Creative Commons)

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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