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April 08, 2019

Fair Workweek Coalition pledges to continue fighting for fair scheduling for hundreds of thousands of Chicago workers in new term

Contact: Jake Lewis

Email: jlewis@chicagolabor.org

Phone: 312.222.1000

For Immediate Release

April 8, 2019

 

Fair Workweek Coalition pledges to continue fighting for fair scheduling for hundreds of thousands of Chicago workers in new term

(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Federation of Labor and the Chicago Fair Workweek Coalition issued the following joint statement on Monday following the use of a parliamentary maneuver to kill the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance in a hearing of the Committee on Workforce Development and Audit:

“While we are not surprised by today’s maneuver to sabotage a vote on the Fair Workweek Ordinance, we are eager to continue working on an even stronger set of workplace protections for hourly workers who have been abused and mistreated for too long. And we’ll be met by a more progressive City Council and a mayor who has already said she supports the concept of fair workweek regulation.

“See you on May 20th.”

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