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Cook County’s $13 Minimum Wage a Huge Victory; Strong Step in the Long Journey Toward Income Equality

When fully enacted, the wage increase will put $10,000 more a year in workers’ pockets

CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)--October 26, 2016.  The movement to give minimum wage workers a raise continues gaining momentum across the country, with Cook County Commissioners in Illinois Wednesday voting decisively 13-3 in favor of a $13 minimum wage. Cook County is the second most populous county in the U.S. after Los Angeles County, California.

The minimum wage in Cook County is currently $8.25. The $13 minimum wage will be phased in by July 2020.

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