Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Emanuel asks local leaders for plan to raise minimum wage

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Chicago would raise its minimum wage and tie future increases to the cost-of-living under a mayoral plan in the works to address the vexing problem of income inequality.

Tired of waiting for the state and federal governments to act, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday asked seventeen business, labor, civic and political leaders to confront the issue head-on and draft a Chicago-only plan within 45 days.
Can you say higher unemployment?