Chicago Mandates Living Wage

American Voicescitiesfinance ISSUE 42•30 Jul 31, 2006

The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance last week declaring that "big box" stores like Target and Best Buy had to pay a living wage of $10 per hour. What do you think?

  • “Where does it end, Chicago? Huh?! A decent education? A protected citizenry? Health care? Where does it end, you mad city?!”

    Dan Klessig –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I'm all for people making a living wage, but if I end up having to pay more than $1.99 for a gallon of mayonnaise, I'm going to be pissed.”

    Rebecca Sanders –
    Physical Therapist

  • “I’m just relieved that, as a small-business owner, I am still within the law to treat my workers like shit.”

    Terry Hegel –
    Hardware Store Owner