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Illinois minimum wage moves a step higher

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – By now, Illinois’ lowest-paid workers should be earning at least $10 an hour. The minimum wage was increased...

Missouri workers benefit from increased minimum wage

Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved 2018's Proposition B to increase Missouri’s minimum wage. As a result, Missouri workers saw the minimum wage increase by 85...

Historic session will change Illinois for the better, create union jobs,...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Labor leaders, legislators and Governor J.B. Pritzker recently celebrated what was called the state’s most productive spring session...

Duped by phony grassroots group, restaurant worker found herself lobbying to...

‘They were feeding us information that was fundamentally untrue’ By TIM ROWDEN Editor Jennifer Sawhill, a 29-year-old server at Bartolino’s Osteria on The Hill, has been working...

Pritzker signs $15 minimum wage into law

Youth and tipped worker wages going up, too By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Workers throughout Illinois cheered recently when Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the...

Missouri joins nearly half of U.S. states raising minimum wage

By TIM ROWDEN Editor Missouri’s minimum wage went up by 75 cents to $8.60 an hour on Jan. 1, in the first of five annual increases...

Prop B would gradually raise minimum wage, benefiting workers, economy

Proposition B, which Missouri voters will decide on Nov. 6, would gradually increase the standard state minimum wage from its current level of $7.85...

SEIU Local 1 janitors sweep up effects of low wages, urge...

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent Armed with mops, brooms and buckets, SEIU Local 1 janitors rallying at St. Louis City Hall cleaned up the mess left behind...

$15 minimum wage passes Illinois House Labor Committee

Illinois State Representative Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) led the charge for a $15 minimum wage in Illinois on April 5. HB 198 passed 17-6 in...

Legislation is filed to erase victory on minimum wage

By CARL GREEN Correspondent Even while St. Louisans celebrated at City Hall over the Feb. 28 Missouri Supreme Court decision upholding the city’s increased minimum wage,...
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