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Rally To Raise Minimum Wage

Posted by wlpo on August 25, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) – Low-wage workers and their advocates will march along Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” to campaign for an increase in Illinois’ minimum wage.

The march begins today at 11 a.m. along Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower Plaza to Huron Street. The event is sponsored by Raise Illinois. It’s a coalition of community, business, religious and labor organizations working for an increase in the minimum wage.

They want lawmakers to increase the minimum wage from the current $8.25 an hour gradually over four years to more than $10. The group says that’s the equivalent in today’s dollars of what minimum-wage workers made in 1969.

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