Rahm gives student workers the shaft... Mayor's minimum wage increase no princely sum, but mayor's Board of Education to give student workers the $8.25-an-hour summer shaft ... Rahm claims the law will help 'lift workers out of poverty...' while ignoring thousands...

As usual, Rahm Emanuel's publicly financed propaganda departments are claiming one thing, while Rahm's minions at CPS are doing another. Rahm Emanuel touted a higher minimum wage -- $10 an hour this July in his mayoral campaign. He claims the law will 'help lift workers out of poverty.' $10 an hour is no princely sum. But apparently it is still too much for some workers in Chicago. The citys minimum wage ordinance exempts the following workers:

People working:

(c) For any governmental entity other than the City, a category that, for purposes of this chapter, includes, but is not limited to. any Sister Agency, any unit of local government, the Illinois state government, and the government of the United States, as well as any other federal, state, or local governmental agency or department; (d) For any Subsidized

Temporary Youth Employment Program; or

(e) For any Subsidized Transitional Employment Program.

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 2-25-050, 2-92- 320, 2-92-610, 4-4-320 and adding new Chapter 1-24 regarding Chicago minimum wage

The Board of Education human resources people have circulated an email making it clear that CPS, as a sister agency, isnt subject to the newly established City minimum.

As a result, Rahms school board will be paying student summer interns $8.25 an hour, shorting them $1.75. Remember when he claimed that in contract after contract, teachers got raises, while "students got the shaft?" Hypocrisy at its finest!


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