Working Families Committees

A number suburbs in Cook County are threatening to strip away existing rights: paid sick days and the county minimum wage.

It’s up to us to keep our hometowns healthy, flourishing communities. Both of which have been heavily endorsed by county voters 


Nov. 2016 Ballot Referendum. Suburban Cook County Results*

5 Paid Sick Days for Workers a Year? Total Votes: 999,297
Yes 816,065 81.66%
No 183,232 18.34%


Nov. 2014 Ballot Referendum. Suburban Cook County Results*

Minimum Wage increase to $10? Total Votes: 645,804
Yes 483,066 74.80%
No 162,738 25.20%


*Source: Cook County Clerk’s Office

Text to Paid Sick Days Ordinance

Text to Minimum Wage Ordinance

Click below join your hometown committee to save paid sick days and minimum wage.

Arlington Heights


Buffalo Grove


Des Plaines

Evergreen Park

La Grange


North Riverside


Park Ridge




Western Springs