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IRA Leaders Sanchez, Meyer on $15 Minimum Wage/Tip Credit Elimination Ordinance

Monday, October 7, 2019  
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Last week, IRA First Vice Chairman Sam Sanchez of Old Crow Smokehouse joined WTTW Chicago Tonight to discuss the negative impacts of an ordinance that would raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15 and eliminate the tip credit for employers. 

Click here to watch the segment. 

Additionally, IRA Board member Hank Meyer of BJ's Market & Bakery recently shared his insights on the ordinance with Chicago Tribune. 

"When 97 cents of every dollar a restaurant like mine takes in goes back into the food, employees, and everything else that goes into running the place, there is very little room to absorb substantial increases in labor costs and still stay in business," said Meyer. 

Click here to read Hank's letter to the Chicago Tribune. 

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