Illinois can follow other states’ lead to $15 minimum hourly wage
As it considers raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, Illinois has a few examples to follow.
Last Wednesday, the Illinois Senate Labor Committee had a hearing on raising Illinois’ minimum wage from $8.25 to $15. There is no agreement on how long the transition would take, or if it should be done uniformly statewide.
Legislation could be sent to the Senate floor as early as Wednesday.
Raising the minimum
This year began with 18 states having new, higher minimum wages.
Of those, eight wage increases were automatic cost-of-living adjustments. The other 10 were the result of specific legislation, according to the National Confederation of State Legislatures.
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