Low Wage Chicago FF15 Workers, SEIU Launch Campaign To Unseat Anti-Worker Illinois Governor Rauner
Low-wage Chicago workers and the Service Employees International Union are planning a major Labor Day rally to launch a massive voter engagement drive aimed at defeating anti-union Illinois governor Bruce Rauner in response to his attacks on unions and recent veto of a $15/hour minimum wage for 2.3 million workers. The voter drive in Illinois is part of a national effort by the Fight for $15 and SEIU to unseat anti-worker politicians in battleground states across the country.
Strikes by low-wage fast food workers are planned for 300 cities across the nation Monday, demanding a 15 dollar hourly wage and the right to form a union. Thousands of low wage workers in Chicago’s booming hospital sector said they are joining the Fight for $15 to march upon the American Hospital Association, stressing the need for unions to lift Chicago’s economy and boost pay for working families.