Help the Workers of Glenview
Cook County recently passed legislation to raise the minimum wage to $13.00 an hour by 2020. Beginning July 1st, the minimum wage will be $10.00 and subsequently increase by $1 every year for three years. After that, the increase will be 2.5% or by the CPI, whichever is less.
Legislation was also passed to give paid sick leave to all workers, with one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked and a maximum of 40 hours of paid leave a year per worker.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for approving this legislation for Glenview. However, preliminary voting indicated that they are on track to opt out of the legislation. The final vote is at 7:20 on June 8th at the Glenview City Hall.
This legislation was passed so that service workers in our area are given a livable wage. Paid sick leave also provides the right care to people who need them. For example, with paid sick leave, domestic abuse victims can receive the necessitated time to recover from traumatic incidents by taking time to get medical care, find new housing, and/or establish protective orders. If the Board of Trustees refuse to comply with these benefits, workers in situations such as these would have to risk their health and safety in order for them to not risk their jobs.
It's really important that the board knows there are people who will rely on and need these benefits given by the legislation, so if you're interested in helping to convince them not to opt out, please come to Glenview City Hall on June 8th and appeal with a group of us who will also be there. If you want more information about this cause, feel free to contact me and/or like our event page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Committee-to-Protect-t...