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Transportation challenges continue to limit employment opportunities in Chicagoland

In November 2019, the Chicago Jobs Council distributed transportation issue surveys to our members (providers of workforce development and other community services) and our Transit Table coalition (advocates working to eliminate transportation barriers that keep people out of work and in poverty).  Community based workforce development providers have a unique insight into what makes the [...]

By |January 9th, 2020|

Victory! Illinois Legislature Votes to End Inequitable Non-Moving Driver’s License Suspensions

SPRINGFIELD-- After three years of advocacy, SB 1786, the License to Work Act, has passed out of the Illinois Legislature with a vote of 88-27 in the House, and now awaits Governor JB Pritzker’s signature. The bill ends the practice of suspending driver’s licenses for numerous non-driving violations such as the inability to pay parking [...]

By |October 29th, 2019|

The Jobs Council Sides with Teachers and School Staff

The Chicago Jobs Council proudly supports Chicago teachers and school support staff. CTU and SEIU Local 73 are currently on strike to secure smaller class sizes, school nurses, social workers, and librarians in every school, as well as affordable housing and better pay. Quality education from an early age is critical for individuals, families, and [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|

Many Workers Still Fall Through the Cracks of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Labor Day may have been over a month ago, but it’s still been on our minds at Chicago Jobs Council! We posted about #8daysoflaborday as a reminder of why we should celebrate, but more importantly, why we must continue working to make meaningful policy changes that help working class people.   Labor Day as we know [...]

By |October 18th, 2019|

Spread the Word: City Sticker Amnesty All October

You might have heard--after years of work on driver's license suspensions and Chicago ticket debts, this month is the first opportunity for major relief for thousands in Chicago. And we need your help to spread the word. Please see the flyers below, share them, print them out for offices and public spaces, and post them [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|