Fair Workplaces

Everyone should be paid decently and have basic workplace protections so that they can sustain themselves financially, be healthy, and be able to take care of their family.

We advocate for fair minimum wage that is a living wage and for employment laws and practices that protect workers from discrimination and ensure equity, and dignity for every working person–particularly those working in the lowest paying, most dangerous, and least protected jobs in America.

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Our Insights

The need for paid family and medical need has only become more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It's time to ensure the financial security of all families by providing a guaranteed income.

The majority of minimum wage earners and tipped workers are adults providing for their families.

We must acknowledge the myriad challenges facing workers, especially in the wake of the pandemic.

Our Impact

The Shriver Center has made recommendations to the Illinois Future of Work Task Force.

No Salary History Marks A Historic Win for Working Women in the Fight for Pay Equity in Illinois

Illinois legislature passes bill to steadily increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025.


Jul 2020

A collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of structural racism.

Jun 2020

Shriver Center advocates share updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.

Mar 2020

Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attorneys and Specialists

Jeremy Rosen
Jeremy Rosen
Jeremy Rosen
Director of Economic Justice


Militza Pagán
Militza Pagán
Militza Pagán
Staff Attorney


Wendy Pollack
Wendy Pollack
Wendy Pollack
Women's Law & Policy Initiative Director


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