Temporary hotel workers file lawsuit, say they weren't paid for work during strike

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January 27, 2017

"Ammons credited Reveal’s stories with “shedding light on this damaging and degrading part of the job economy.”Industry lobbyist Dan Shomon said he will be reviewing the bill. The Staffing Services Association of Illinois, he wrote in an email, also will meet with Ammo...

January 27, 2017

"The vans transport the workers from the mostly Mexican immigrant neighborhood to their shifts at suburban factories, and back. They serve a critical function in a regional economy that depends heavily on low-wage temporary laborers to assemble toys, package liquor bot...

January 27, 2017

"An investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting found systemic race and gender discrimination throughout the temp industry, including in Chicago. The bill would require temp agencies to track the race and gender of all job applicants. Supporters...

"The bill aims to close the enforcement gap of unregulated staffing agencies; support the creation of stable, permanent, living-wage jobs; and protect the lives of vulnerable workers, according to Rep. Ammons. If passed, it requires temp workers be paid wages equal to...

January 25, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation aimed at improving working conditions for Illinoisans who work in the temporary-jobs industry was introduced Wednesday by state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana.HB 690, referred to by supporters as the Responsible Job Creation Act, would affect as...

January 25, 2017

New legislation from State Representative Carol Ammons takes on Illinois’ temporary staffing agencies over poor working conditions and wages. The Urbana Democrat says many temp workers are subject to low wages, unsafe working conditions, and sometimes, racial and gende...

January 25, 2017

A new bill in Springfield that would add protections for temporary workers follows the playbook for labor advocates nationwide: Push for change in the states, because the federal government isn't coming to help.Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, plans to introduce legislatio...

January 25, 2017

A new bill could give temporary workers equal pay and benefits.The Responsible Job Creation Act, sponsored by Representative Carol Ammons (D-Urbana), would also protect workers from wage theft and retaliation for reporting workplace injuries.Supporters argue temporary...