SB1720 Passes Out of the Senate Labor Committee

The Illinois Senate Labor Committee passed the Illinois Fighting Wage Theft bill out of committee, 10-5. The vote was strictly along party lines. Our thanks to Senators Daniel Biss and Linda Holmes for defending the bill from various angles of attack, including Senator Jim Oberweis's odd (and untrue) contention that wage theft was usually just a "difference of opinion."

The floor vote will happen in early April.

Thanks also to Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) for co-sponsoring! On the House side, Representatives Lisa Hernandez (D-Chicago) and Carol Ammons (D-Champaign) are co-sponsors.

Get your "electeds" on board – click on the Take Action menu item (at the top of this page). You'll be asked for your address, and you can then edit a letter to your reps and Governor Rauner. It takes just 60 seconds (we timed it!). While your at it, ask them to co-sponsor the bill.


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