Today, mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle responds to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at our southern border by calling on the nation’s Attorneys General to file a lawsuit against the Trump Administration and for the City of Chicago to submit an amicus curiae brief in support of the constitution and the inherent worth of all immigrants.
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Chicago – Toni Preckwinkle, candidate for Mayor, today announced her plan to create meaningful new job opportunities for the people of Chicago by extending the City’s workforce services to people who have been left out of Chicago’s recent prosperity.
Today, the Illinois House voted to approve a bill for a statewide $15 minimum wage by 2025. Last week, the bill was overwhelmingly approved by the Illinois Senate. The proposal would increase the state minimum wage, currently $8.25, to $9.25 on January 1, 2020. After bumping to $10 on July 1, 2020, the wage would increase $1 each year until 2025.
“I’m a teacher by profession, and so I’m very grateful for the support of teachers. That’s frankly the beginning and the end of it, as far as I’m concerned,” Preckwinkle said last week after a rain-splashed protest with strikers outside the Illinois Network of Charter Schools office in the Loop.
“I applaud the Senate for taking action to move toward a $15 an hour minimum wage in Illinois. Here in Chicago, we must act now. I am committed to making $15 an hour wage a reality, and I am the only candidate who has a concrete plan or timeline to do so. I call on my opponents to join me in standing up for the 400,000 minimum wage Chicago workers.”
Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle applauds Illinois Senate and Governor JB Pritzker’s commitment to a wage increase for the state of Illinois. Preckwinkle has already announced her plan to make a $15 wage a reality in Chicago. Unlike her opponents, Toni believes the City must also act now.
Association says Toni exemplifies the words of NASW-IL President Whitney Young — she’s the voice of the voiceless
Today, mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle is honored to accept the endorsement of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-IL), the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.
Following a drumbeat of negative press tying her to federally charged Ald. Ed Burke, Cook County Board President and mayoral contender Toni Preckwinkle said in an email Sunday she is returning all of the $116,000 she raised at Burke’s house in January 2018.