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  2. Article number 2 - SIOSH Day Conference - October 2014
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Across Illinois
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  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif08/06/2014 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Across Illinois
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed a law to protect the increasing number of workers across Illinois who receive their compensation through a payroll card. The measure, drafted by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, provides important protections for employees by limiting fees that can be imposed on payroll cards. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all Illinois workers are treated fairly and receive the compensation they deserve.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif06/25/2014 - Governor Quinn Statement on Anniversary of Fair Labor Standards Act
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the landmark law on June 25, 1938, which banned oppressive child labor, set a maximum hourly workweek and established the nation’s first minimum wage at 25 cents an hour. If the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation, it would be at $10.75 today.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif06/22/2014 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Voters a Voice in Increasing the Minimum Wage
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today gave voters the chance to make their voices heard on an important issue that would benefit hundreds of thousands of working people across Illinois. Governor Quinn today signed House Bill 3814, which places an advisory question on the November 4 ballot that asks if the state’s minimum wage for those over the age of 18 should be raised to $10 by January 1, 2015.

Workforce News

  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif09/18/2014 - Governor Quinn Visits Chicago’s Hydro, Inc. as Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop
    CHICAGO – As Illinois’ unemployment rate continued to fall to its lowest point in six years, Governor Pat Quinn today visited Hydro, Inc. in Chicago to discuss the state’s ongoing economic recovery. Over the past six months, Illinois' unemployment rate has fallen faster than any other state in the country. Illinois’ unemployment rate dropped for the sixth consecutive month, from 6.8 to 6.7 percent in August, its lowest level since August 2008 and lower than when the Governor took office. Today’s event is part of the Governor’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif09/17/2014 - Governor Quinn Announces Aluminum Company Will Locate in Southern Illinois
    OLMSTED – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Louisiana-based AFCO Industries Inc., backed by a state investment, is opening an aluminum manufacturing facility in Olmsted that will create 19 jobs. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/IDES09/09/2014 - Pre-Register for September 18 Veteran Hiring Event to Maximize Job Opportunities
    CHICAGO - Hiring Our Heroes, one of the largest efforts to help Veterans and their family members find employment, returns to Chicago on Thursday, September 18. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) are primary hosts. The Aon-sponsored event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago.