Investing in Good Illinois Jobs

Our state is losing too many good jobs, and too many of the jobs we have don’t pay enough. We need to invest in putting people back to work.


Priority Legislation: HB3538 — Ends the practice of corporations taking Illinois tax credits and then moving jobs out of Illinois


Principles

  • No one should work full-time and still live in poverty; we need to make the minimum wage a living wage
  • No one should have to choose between caring for a sick child and losing his or her job; we need earned sick time and family leave for every worker
  • Women should be paid the same as men for doing the same work
  • The state should invest in rebuilding our infrastructure, with a focus on hiring people in communities with high unemployment and high poverty