Chris Kennedy on Jobs
Raise minimum wage
More than 40% of people in Illinois earn less than $15 an hour, many closer to the current state minimum wage of $8.25, unchanged since 2010. These workers are mainly women, people of color, middle-aged and elderly workers.
Such wages hinder people from covering basic needs like as housing, food, and transportation. Chris believes we should provide the people of Illinois with a livable wage.
Source: 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial website KennedyForIllinois.com
, Sep 1, 2017
Pro-business AND pro-labor; ran all-union shop
I know first-hand that it is possible to be pro-business and pro-labor. I believe that partnering with union labor provides a competitive advantage. I believe this because it has been my experience during my entire work life.
With an all-union shop,
we competed with and beat out non-union businesses around the country. Day-in and day-out, the frontline union staff provided our clients better customer service, and a commitment to excellence that clients could not get anywhere else.
Source: 2018 Gubernatorial campaign website, KennedyForIllinois.com
, Jan 31, 2017