Illinois considers increasing minimum wage to $15

State Rep. Will Guzzardi toured the state to learn more about what for workers struggling in low-wage jobs. He talked to many SEIU Healthcare members about the work they love and how they struggle to provide for their families.
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State Rep. Will Guzzardi toured the state to learn more about what for workers struggling in low-wage jobs. He talked to many SEIU Healthcare members about the work they love and how they struggle to provide for their families.

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