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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).

http://www.telemundochicago.com/videos/lucha-por-15-exigen-aumento-de-salario-4175719948001-video.html

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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.  http://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-revokes-license-of-temp-agency-check-cashing-store

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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Dear all volunteers, members, employees, agents, representatives, and/or individuals associated with the Chicago Workers’ Collaborative

Published on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:14

CWC supports your efforts to fight for fair employment from MVP or any other employer.  We will support and advise you.  Currently, because of a lawsuit by MVP, we are temporarily prevented from entering its offices or blocking its entrance.  We cannot advise you to take those actions, and we do not currently support those actions.  If you take those actions, you are not doing so on our behalf or at our direction.

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