Raising the Minimum Wage

Raising the Minimum Wage: Worth and Dignity for All Workers

Both houses of the Illinois legislature have passed a bill (SB 81) gradually raising the state minimum wage to $15 by 2022. Most of the 400,000 minimum wage earners in IL are adults working full time. They make less than $17,000 a year, leaving many of them homeless or reliant on food stamps to make ends meet.

  • Click here to urge Gov. Rauner to sign SB 81 giving minimum wage workers a living wage.