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SB47 Background

Published on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 17:16

Background on SB47, Fairness in hiring:

The black unemployment rate tends to be about double that of whites, regardless of the economic climate. In 2011, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) study concluded that labor market discrimination is at the root of black male underemployment. The study analyzes employment data and determines that occupational preferences and a dearth of “soft skills” are not the causes of employment disparities between blacks and whites. By systematically excluding those other causes, EPI concludes that discrimination must exist in today’s job market.


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Chicago Workers Collaborative Joins the Fight For $15 March

Published on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:33

Chicago Workers Collaborative joined workers from around Illinois Wednesday, April 15, 2015, for a national day of actions in calling for a raise in the minimum wage to $15 and hour.  Thousands of workers turned out in Chicago for this historic event .  CWC organizer Daniel Corral was interviewed by the local Telemundo station (he appears at 2:14, though they misidentified him as Dominic Bowie).

Click the link below to view the Telemundo report (Spanish).

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CWC In The News

Published on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 07:17

The Chicago Workers Collaborative has been hard at work these past several months organizing temp workers.  Below you'll find a brief recap of our work the media has picked up on. 

1. Illinois Revokes License of Temp Agency Check Cashing Store - ProPublica continues it's Temp Town series with a new article.  The State of Illinois recently moved to shut down a check cashing store that was overcharging temp workers.

2. The Chicago Tribue covers the actions of workers who are speaking out.
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CWC petitions government agencies to enforce labor violations against Most Valuable Personnel

Published on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:25

Months of leafleting and dialogue with MVP temp workers reveal brazen disregard for the law

Chicago, IL - Wage theft and discrimination should not be affecting many of our state's temporary staffing workers. Federal and state laws require temp agencies to have transparency in the ways they compensate workers and keep records showing that they assign workers fairly--not on the basis of racial and gender stereotypes. Yet, these protections only work if temp agencies follow them.

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