City of Chicago Issues Proclamation for ‘Chicago Workers’ Rights Week’

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Business

This morning, Mayor Brandon Johnson issued a proclamation declaring this work week, June 24-28, “‘Chicago Workers’ Rights Week” to bring attention to upcoming labor law changes. An increased minimum wage, the first increase in the sub-minimum wage, and a new City of Chicago Paid Time Off policy will all go into effect on Monday, July 1. Every July 1, Chicago’s minimum wage increases per the Minimum Wage Ordinance. Beginning July 1, 2024:  

• The minimum wage will be $16.20.    

• The minimum wage for subsidized youth employment programs, and subsidized transitional employment programs will be $15.   

• The minimum wage will no longer be tiered for large and small businesses.    
The Chicago City Council passed the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance (Paid Time Off policy) on November 9, 2023. This ordinance guarantees up to five days of paid vacation time and five days of paid sick time for all Chicago workers who work at least 80 hours within any 120-day period – doubling the number of guaranteed paid time off for Chicago’s workers.  For more information, visit

Comments are closed.