Don’t let your local elected officials lower the minimum wage in your community and take away your sick leave. Your elected officials are holding last minute poorly advertised rush meetings to pass an ordinance to Opt Out of the Cook County Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Ordinance. As it stands now, the Cook County Ordinance will increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour on July 1, 2017 and continue to increase to¬†$13 an hour by 2020. The ordinance also requires that employers provide sick leave to eligible employees. Your elected officials want to take action when they think no one is looking and we have given up. This behavior is shameful and will not be tolerated.

If you want to take a stand and be heard, here are the times and locations of these rush meetings to lower your minimum wage and take away your sick leave:

– Evanston meeting tomorrow (Friday 6/30/17) at 9:30am @ 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL
– Oak Park meeting tomorrow (Friday 6/30/17) at 4:30pm @ Council Chambers of Village Hall, 123 Madison St., Oak Park, IL

Council to vote on minimum wage hike override, Evanston Now, June 29, 2017