Quinn is seeking re-election and told attendees Monday that he favors fair pay.
Durbin is a major backer of the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act”, which seeks to raise that figure to $10.10 an hour.
The minimum wage is going up—voluntarily—to $10.10 an hour at the Pi Pizzeria restaurants. But how do local restaurant owners feel about it?
Democratic efforts to raise the state minimum wage meet with opposition.
In his “State of the State” speech, Chicago Democrat pushed for at least $10 per hour.
Wages will rise for Missouri’s low-income workers and taxes will fall for some corporations as a result of laws taking effect with the new year.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to at least $10 by Christmas of next year.
Missouri’s minimum wage will rise by 15 cents an hour in January. The Missouri labor dept. has set next year’s minimum wage at $7.50 an hour.
The state labor department calculates the minimum wage each year based on cost of living expenses as outlined in the Consumer Price Index.
The Democrat, who campaigned on the idea in 2010 told congregants Sunday that raising the minimum wage from $8.25 to $10 is a way to provide fair wages.