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Chicago’s economy is fueled by growth in retail, food service, hospitality and healthcare. But too many people working in these hourly service jobs can’t keep up with unpredictable, last-minute fluctuating workweeks over which they have no control. Call your alderman to tell them Chicagoans deserve a Fair Workweek!

A FAIR WORKWEEK IN CHICAGO

Chicago’s economy is fueled by growth in retail, food service, hospitality, and healthcare.

Yet too many people working in these hourly service jobs can’t keep up with unpredictable, last-minute, fluctuating workweeks over which they have no control. These practices have caused profound insecurity for working families, making it difficult to predict their income from week to week, make time for school, or care for children.

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Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017 – May 2018

Wages and many other aspects of employment affect the economic well-being of workers and their families, including hours worked, employee benefits, and work scheduling. In 2017, most adults were optimistic about their future labor market opportunities. Three in 10 adults work in the “gig economy,” though generally as a supplemental source of income.

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of hourly workers have little to no input into their daily work schedules

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