WHAT IMPACT DOES THE ILLINOIS
GOVERNMENT HAVE ON EMPLOYMENT?

What can Illinois do to strengthen its economy
and get its residents back to work?

What can the state of Illinois do to give
everyone a fair chance at a good job?

What can we do to ensure that all
Illinoisans are prepared to succeed?

Employment

Is solving unemployment as simple as telling someone to get a job? What are some of the challenges in creating employment opportunities for everyone in Illinois?

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To lower unemployment, we need to increase access and quality of education. We should increase technical and certification programs, so people can learn important skills and get jobs. We should also try to decrease drop out rates by allowing students to work while completing their high school degree.

3 years, 3 months ago
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Merita BushiCathleen thinks an internship to job option for undergraduates would help with #unemployment

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiJesus thinks resume lessons in high school would be helpful for beating #unemployment

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiBritany thinks disseminating information through teachers, mentors, etc helps with follow through in the job search

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiSyidah and Stephanie say #hightuition can be combatted by schools taking achievement into account for repayment

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiDanny thinks part time should have similar #benefits to full time employees proportional to hours worked

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiKendrick thinks if companies have #taxbreaks to move to the south side, it will help those communities find employment

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiAlicia thinks we should raise the #minimumwage incrementally

3 years, 2 months ago
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Katie PageCEO salaries should be more publicly acknowledged.

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiStephanie thinks #equalrights in employment can be a law that anonymizes race or prohibits discrimination

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiAutumn thinks tuition rates should be lowered or no interest rates for #loans

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiCynthia adds that loans should have limits based on jobs acquired

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiIndya thinks there should be required classes or class time focusing on #workethic and employment and #professionalism

3 years, 2 months ago
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Merita BushiClasses to understand long term impacts of #debt from loans

3 years, 2 months ago
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Brenna ConwayAge discrimination: older workers are being discriminated against because the jobs they used to have don't exist anymore. They don't have the skills for the new markets, and younger workers are willing to work for less. Uber and Lyft are examples of new markets that are cutting into existing jobs.

3 years, 2 months ago
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Brenna ConwayNew immigrants and those with a language barrier have a hard time, as do those coming from lower income areas. #labor caucus #whoisunemployed?

3 years, 2 months ago
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Brenna ConwayExpand job training for those who have lost their jobs to train them in the emerging markets. Do this by increasing funding for community colleges tech programs. (We gave DePaul $50 million for a new stadium. Could that have been a new community college?) #whoisunemployed?

3 years, 2 months ago
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Katie Pagepublic financing, company finance reform
making sure that corporations are not counted as people i.e campaign funding from corporations to a candidate when that money could be used for other things to benefit communities

3 years, 2 months ago
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Brenna ConwayMake sure the service jobs are quality jobs with security and fair payment. #whoisunemployed?

3 years, 2 months ago
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Brenna ConwayLet's create workforce programs that help teach people english, for those coming into the country. #whoisunemployed?

3 years, 2 months ago
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Katie Pagecorporations moving HQ outside of the state to avoid in-state taxes, e.g. cubs, bears, CAT

3 years, 2 months ago
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Brenna ConwayCan we get a really thorough analysis of how far people's money is going with our current minimum wage? Show how much bills are, your expenses and requirements to pay in taxes and make it clear if you can make it on the current low wage or not. #whoisunemployed?

3 years, 2 months ago
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Brenna ConwayTax reform- a small group of people are making most of the money while paying less in taxes. #whoisunemployed

3 years, 2 months ago
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Brenna ConwayCreate immigration programs. Help residents become permanent residents or get work permits without fear of being deported. #whoisunemployed

3 years, 2 months ago
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Daniel Jean JrGroup focusing on minimum wage and quality of work:
Members: Jocelyn Ramirez, Jayme Massion, Andrew Rediford,Tom Donoghue, Erica Clemmons, Javier pagan, tracy johnson

Who is affected by low minimum-wage? #minimumwage
- Low-income people, families

How are people affected?
- with low min. wage people need to have multiple jobs to pay for living expenses
- Higher, cutthroat competition for the available jobs
- Creating divisions in families since parents need to spend LOTS of time away from family to make ends meet

What would you demand for workplace conditions if it was up to you?
- Job security! Politicians should lower try living on minimum wage.
- Project OSHA which guarantees safety for jobs
- Offer earned, paid sick days to ANY employee
- Easier access for workers to unionize!!! #prounion #letusunionize
- Penalties for companies caught in unionbusting
- Stop providing public funds for #nopublicfundsforcharterschools #charterschools
- Keep project labor agreements. Project labor agreements standardize who should be doing work. Because unions provide a skilled workforce, union labor is given preference for fully or partially publicly funded projects. Keep project labor agreements! #savelabor
- Establish legislation that will protect worker rights regardless of who is in office!!
- Establish a tie between minimum-wage and CPI/Inflation
- Keep labor history in schools! #laborhistory #keeplaborhistoryinschools

3 years, 2 months ago
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Daniel Jean JrMake our voter education more public

3 years, 2 months ago
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Daniel Jean JrGive independents less barrier to get on the ballot
Give people more education to get on the ballot

3 years, 2 months ago
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Anna Nathanson#ACYJ #CivilRights De’shuan thinks the government should increase job training programs.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Anna Nathanson #ACYJ #CivilRights Shawn says the government should crack down on nepotism. You shouldn’t have to have connections to get a job.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Jayme MFrom the DCHS Caucus:
Simon thinks we should reduce the minimum wage because he believes it hurts small business.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Jayme MAisha thinks that a redistribution program that allocates money from salaries of folks at the top of the hierarchy would help out workers during tough times. Her aunt's company has a program where the CEOs give a portion of their bonuses to workers when the economy is tough.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Jayme MAmanda thinks there should be a redistribution of wealth to minimum wage workers.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Jayme MAisha thinks there could be a roof on CEO's pay so that any extra revenue can be distributed among the rest of the employees.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Jayme MDeniz thinks that a teen employment program should be started or increased because it would help solve the problem of increased teen unemployment in Illinois. Teens could get experience and work, which would help them in their future job searches because a big problem right now is that teens can't find jobs because employers want workers with experience

3 years, 1 month ago
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Jayme MSimon thinks a teen employment program would be a good idea but he believes it should not be government jobs that are offered. He thinks funding should be given to the private sector for businesses to hire more young people.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Jayme MAmanda thinks there could be teen intern and work programs so that young people can get experience and earn money.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusSaisha says IL should incentivize working through a higher minimum wage.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusSaisha says IL should create intervention programs to teach young adults basic work-environment skills.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusRequire corporations that do business in IL and employ workers overseas to have decent working conditions/ pay abroad. This will prevent a "race to the bottom" and ensure that more jobs are given to IL workers.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusIL should fight retail redlining in minority neighborhoods, increasing equal access to jobs in all parts of the city.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucus#CivilRights #Health IL should mandate paid maternity leave.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusIL should mandate that employers publish starting salaries for job openings to ensure each hire is offered the same salary.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusIL should fund research into what level of minimum wage is best for job creation/ growth.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusIL should subsidize job training programs.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusSchools should teach the basics about business.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusIL should regulate/ ban unpaid internships.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusIL should offer free or subsidized job training or night school. Put pressure on corporations to pay a living wage so unskilled jobs pay better.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Anna MachalskiTo reform employment we need to ensure that there are no jobs in prisons, where prisoners are forced to work at unfair wages #prisonreform #employment

3 years ago
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Anna MachalskiTo reform employment we need to enforce proper enforcement of laws via workships, whistler blower protection, HR for smaller companies/having outside resources #employmentreform

3 years ago
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Anna MachalskiTo make employment more equitable we need to have diversity laws that are enforced and anonymous applications where employers can see your name or where you are from #racism # employment

3 years ago
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Anna MachalskiTo reform employment we need a minimum wage that goes up with inflation and changes in cost of living #minimumwage #employmentreform

3 years ago
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Anna MachalskiEmployment reform calls for tariffs on corporations that are breaking codes and being shady #economicjustice #employmentreform

3 years ago
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Anna MachalskiEmployment reform calls for a new tax system and corporate and government accountability #employment #taxreform #corporateaccountability #governmentaccountability

3 years ago
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Miki Graceuniversal community college to teach employment skills for the 21st century, and to reduce student loan debt. Paid for by reductions in prison spending and a graduated income tax.

3 years ago
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Ryan BurgessThe implementation of policies that rely upon an interpretation of innovation economics to spur economic growth, instead of more conventional Keynesian policies that are currently implemented throughout Illinois.

2 years, 4 months ago
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