Low-wage workers should be fairly paid and free of discrimination and harassment.
We advocate for a fair minimum wage and for employment laws and practices that protect workers from discrimination and ensure equity. We’ve consistently advocated with and for low-wage workers in Illinois, leading the movement towards a minimum wage that is a living wage on the state and local levels.
When employees work for tips, the power dynamic between service-provider and customer is fundamentally changed
Tipping proliferated in the United States after the Civil War, when the restaurant and hospitality industries hired newly emancipated Black women and