Despite business owner concerns, a minimum wage increase bill passed the Illinois Senate this week. If it passes the House and is signed into law, Illinois’ $8.25 minimum wage would rise to $15 by 2025.
Some unionized workers who felt left behind by economic changes voted for Donald Trump. In Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner just vetoed a minimum wage law. Despite that, the head of the Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor Assembly says the state of labor is better than some might think.