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Chicago Passes Expansive Predictive Scheduling Law

Employers in Chicago will be required to provide their employees with “fair and equitable” work schedules or face hefty fines under the most expansive predictive scheduling ordinance in the country.

To cheers and bows, City Council unanimously OKs predictable scheduling ordinance

“Chicago is the hometown of the American labor movement,” Reiter continued. “And I am proud to see this city standing tall as a leader when it comes to protecting its workers. I look forward to continuing to make sure Chicago is the most pro-worker city in the country. And with a team like the one you see here with us today, I’m certain we’ll make that a reality.”

City Council passes work scheduling law

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza, 10th, the daughter of labor leader Eddie “Oilcan” Sadlowski, oversaw negotiations as chair of the Workforce Committee. She wiped away tears as Mayor Lori Lightfoot celebrated the “big, big lift” of passing the ordinance that has been in the works for more than two years.

Lightfoot makes a big statement

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s era of reform has begun with a big victory. On Wednesday, May 29, Lightfoot set the stage for historic change at City Hall as the City Council approved her entire list of aldermen who will serve as new chairmen of the council’s 18 committees.

Lightfoot pushes $15 minimum wage, more local control over police

Declaring that “deliberate policy choices made in decades past by people in power in this town” have impoverished much of the South and West sides, Mayor Lori Lightfoot today laid out an extensive—and, in part, controversial—agenda as to how she intends to reverse that inequity.