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Fran Spielman interviews Jack Lavin on $15 minimum wage, fair workweek ordinance

“You can’t use the business community as a piggybank . . . they’re not gonna create as many jobs. Companies aren’t gonna locate here and invest here,” Jack Lavin said.

Jack Lavin, president and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce sits down for a conversation with City Hall reporter Fran Spielman in the Chicago Sun-Times studio, Friday morning, June 7, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
Jack Lavin, president and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce sits down for a conversation with City Hall reporter Fran Spielman in the Chicago Sun-Times studio, Friday morning, June 7, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
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The CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on Friday declared opposition to the city’s accelerated plan for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and demanded changes to an employee scheduling ordinance embraced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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