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This Labor Day, Working People Still Need the Same Things: Power, Support, Higher Wages

(Content warning: Suicide, mental health) Working people are not ok. We already knew that. It’s been true for a while. COVID-19 is making it worse.  At the end of March, close to half of Americans felt the coronavirus crisis was harming their mental health, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. In August, the CDC found [...]

By |September 7th, 2020|

Join Our Team! CJC Advocacy Manager Opening

We are currently hiring for an Advocacy Manager, a full-time position that will serve as CJC’s main representative on legislative advocacy in concert with Jobs Council Policy Team staff, member organizations, coalition partners, and job seekers. The Advocacy Manager position reports to the Director of Policy and is a member of the Policy Team. Key [...]

By |August 11th, 2020|

Americans Deserve Better than the HEALS Act

On Monday, July 27, the Republican leadership in the Senate announced its plan for the next coronavirus relief package - the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. Unfortunately, the HEALS act doesn’t do enough to protect jobs, families, and small businesses and lacks basic details for timeline and implementation. We must tell [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|

Illinois Clears Parking Ticket License Suspensions from 75,000 Driving Records

Thousands of Illinoisans who lost driving privileges for non-driving violations like unpaid parking ticket debt join with community advocates to celebrate the License to Work Act, which becomes law on July 1, 2020. The act, which is the result of years of advocacy and bipartisan support, ends the draconian practice of suspending driver’s licenses for [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|

Let’s Vote Yes for a Fair Tax

This November, Illinois voters need to vote yes and pass the Fair Tax Amendment. It’s the only way to bring tax fairness to Illinois and ensure we have resources to invest in our workforce and our communities.  The Fair Tax will mean lower taxes for the majority of Illinoisans while bringing billions of dollars of [...]

By |June 17th, 2020|

Thanks for making our 39th Annual Meeting special

On Friday, June 5, we celebrated 39 since the Chicago Jobs Council was founded. Surrounded by crisis and violence hitting people of color, particularly Black people the hardest, we decided to donate ticket sales to these Black-led Chicago organizations providing mutual aid, supporting protesters, and pushing for police accountability and reform: My Block, My Hood, My [...]

By |June 12th, 2020|
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