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Aldermen, Activists Propose City Ordinance To Raise Minimum Wage

Chicagoist - May 28, 2014, by Aaron Cynic - Supporters of raising the minimum wage introduced an ordinance at a City Council meeting today that calls for an increase to $15 an hour. The proposal,...

05/28/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Report: $15 Chicago Minimum Wage Would Lift Up Struggling Workers

Progress Illinois - May 27, 2014, by Ellyn Fortino - A proposal to hike Chicago's minimum wage to $15 an hour would not only be a boon for many low-wage workers but also the city's economy,...

05/27/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Systemic Fraud Found In GOP-Endorsed Charter Schools

Atlas Left - May 24, 2014, by Josh Kilburn - The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would grant $3 million in taxpayer money to charter schools; schools that both Democrats and...

05/24/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

New Report: Raise Chicago

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Increase the wellbeing of workers, their neighborhoods, and Chicago’s economy

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05/23/2014 | Improving Job Quality

Use of Employee Scheduling Software Raises Union Concerns About Seniority, Work Hours

Reproduced with permission from Daily Labor Report, 97 DLR C-1 (May 20, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <https://...

05/19/2014 | Improving Job Quality, Restoring a Fair Workweek

Charter School Oversight Lacking, Report Says

Epoch Times - May 18, 2014, by Petr Svab - Due to poor oversight charter schools lost over $100 million to waste, fraud, and abuse over the past 20 years, according to a report by two anti-charter...

05/18/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

How Bad Are Waste and Fraud at Charter Schools? This Bad.

NEA Today - May 14, 2014, by Tim Walker - Lax oversight and limited accountability has led to a shocking misuse of taxpayer funds by charter schools nationwide, according to...

05/14/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Let's Choose Children Over the Charter Industry

Roll Call - May 14, 2014, by Kyle Serrette and Sabrina Joy Stevens - Our children are too precious, and education funding too scarce, to risk turning either over to unscrupulous or incompetent...

05/14/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Charter School Cheats: New Report On Charter Industry Exposes $100 million In Taxpayer Funds Meant For Children Instead Lost To Fraud, Waste & Abuse

ProgressOhio - May 16, 2014 - A new report released today reveals that fraudulent charter operators in 15 states are responsible for losing, misusing or wasting over $100 million in taxpayer money...

05/14/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Simplify Investments to Keep Them Clean

New York Times - May 11, 2014, Room for Debate: Connie Razza - Public pensions are under threat from outright fraud as well as the financial sector’s drive to generate higher profits for itself,...

05/11/2014 | Improving Job Quality

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