The Responsible Business Act is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will put a stop to the irresponsible and unfair corporate behavior at the root of the low-wage jobs crisis. The act would require big corporations that refuse to pay their workers the Cook County Living Wage to pay a fee to reimburse the the County for  providing essential services – like child care, housing and healthcare – that workers need, but cannot afford when corporations choose to inflate profit by paying poverty wages. Cook County voters support the Responsible Business Act by a two-to-one margin. Use the menu at the top right to learn more.


Read our report: The Price of Poverty

Sign our petition to demand corporations pay their fair share.

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