Worker Protections

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.  

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Our Insights

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

Our Impact

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

Attorneys and Specialists

Jeremy Rosen
Jeremy Rosen
Jeremy Rosen
Director of Economic Justice

312.854.3381

Nolan Downey
Nolan Downey
Nolan Downey
Staff Attorney/Skadden Fellow, Economic Justice

312.854.3375

Militza Pagán
Militza Pagán
Militza Pagán
Staff Attorney

312.690.5907

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

312.368.3303

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