First minimum wage public hearing scheduled

A task force set up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to look into raising the minimum wage in Chicago has announced its first public hearing will be held on Monday, June 9 at Kennedy-King College.

The issue of raising the minimum wage has been gaining support over the last several months.

The past year has seen a variety of protests calling for the minimum wage to be increased to $15 an hour. The idea is no longer a fringe proposal.

Monday, the city council in Seattle, Wash., approved a plan to increase the minimum wage there to $15 an hour over the next several years. The federal minimum wage is just $7.25 an hour.
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