Chicago’s Minimum Wage Hike Is Now In Effect

Will COVID-19 Lead To Permanent Labor Gains For Low-Wage Workers?
Shoppers find empty shelves at Whole Foods in Lincoln after many people hoarded certain products as a response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020 Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Will COVID-19 Lead To Permanent Labor Gains For Low-Wage Workers?
Shoppers find empty shelves at Whole Foods in Lincoln after many people hoarded certain products as a response to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020 Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Chicago’s Minimum Wage Hike Is Now In Effect

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The minimum wage is going up in Chicago starting Wednesday. Reset takes a look at who is getting what, and whether this boost goes far enough for the city’s minimum wage earners.

GUEST: Don Villar, Secretary-Treasurer of the Chicago Federation of Labor