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ILGP Endorses Minimum Wage Increase Bill (SB2) with Amendments

2-19-17: The Illinois Green Party Coordinating Committee endorses Illinois General Assembly Senate Bill SB 2 which calls for increasing the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.00 beginning July 1, 2017 and increases it by $0.50 each July 1 until July 1, 2021, at which point the minimum wage will be $11.00, with the following amendments:

  1. SB 2 shall not be tied to the enactment of SB 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, the other so-called "grand bargain" bills.
  2. SB 2 shall remedy the current age discrimination allowed under Illinois law (by removing section (3) of 820 ILCS 105/4)(from Ch. 48, par. 1004) that allows employers to pay their workers under the age of 18 fifty cents less than the minimum wage.
  3. The minimum wage shall be adjusted every year starting July 1, 2022 based on the year-to-date increase or decrease in the Illinois consumer price index.

 

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