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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:59 AM

Top Chicago business leader opposes $15 minimum wage, demands changes to 'fair workweek' ordinance

The CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on Friday declared opposition to the city’s accelerated plan for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and demanded changes to an employee scheduling ordinance embraced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Jack Lavin said he’s well aware that the so-called “fair workweek” ordinance is personal to the new mayor. Her mother was a caretaker forced to navigate unpredictable scheduling and last-minute changes that turned child care into a nightmare.

But even after months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Lavin argued that an ordinance requiring Chicago companies to give workers at least two weeks’ notice of their schedules and compensate them for last-minute changes is not ready for a City Council vote.

“If this is truly about workers, they need predictability and flexibility. Predictability is the schedule and the advance notice. Flexibility is . . . a standby list if there’s workers [who] want more hours,” Lavin told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Read more: https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2019/6/7/18656822/chicagoland-chamber-ceo-jack-lavin-minimum-wage-workweek-ordinance-15

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hedda_foil Jun 2019 #1
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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:20 AM

1. Fuck the Chamber of Commerce. I don't think Lightfoot will back down to them.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:32 AM

2. well there is the state law, too so we are good.

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