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August 20, 2014, 11:34 am
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Quinn Renews Push For Higher IL Minimum Wage


Governor Pat Quinn is marking Labor Day by renewing his call to raise the state’s minimum wage.

 

Quinn notes that even though Illinois’s wage of $8.25 an hour is higher than the federal standard, it translates to an annual salary that is well below the poverty line for a worker trying to support a family.  Quinn wants lawmakers to boost the state’s rate to $10 an hour.

 

At a Chicago church sunday, Quinn pointed out that the current wage is less than half the average hourly wage in the U.S…. and far below the estimated $3,000 an hour that major corporation CEOs receive.

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